'Kathryn Stockett's The Help is such a rare find'

Kathryn Stocketts The Help is such a rare find

Joanna Lynch, Director, The Tutoring Center Dubai, lists her favourite reads

Published: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2:00 AM

What are you currently reading? 
I have an hour-long car journey to work so, on most days, I use Audible and listen to books during the drive. To maximise my productivity during this time, I like to listen to business-related and self-improvement books. I am very excited to be listening, at the moment, to Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. Just a quick tip, it is easy to listen to books at 1.5x speed, as this allows you to finish them quicker.  
A book that changed your life? 
I have read The Alchemist so many times that the pages have turned soft. I remember the first time I read it was when I was on holiday and, every time I passed my suitcase and saw the recently finished book, I felt happy to have had the chance to read such an incredible book. It has been my inspiration to seek a life of travel and self-exploration, and taught me to follow my intuition. 
A book you think is underrated? 
Kathryn Stockett's The Help is such a rare find. It is heart-breaking in a beautiful way, and teaches you how to heal. It also tackles several pressing issues in an entertaining way, while still being incredibly moving.
Your favourite literary character.
Growing up in Canada, Anne of Green Gables was a big part of my childhood. Anne Shirley, the protagonist of the series, always stood out as an incredible character in my mind as she was passionate, loyal and always wanted to be a good person. She set the stage for me to understand that it was okay to make mistakes. 
Your favourite book quote.
"Character is higher than intellect" from Robin S Sharma's The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari has become my mantra. 

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