Some of you might already be familiar with these fairly recent videos that TED Talks have been releasing. They're titled 'Why You Should Read.." and come with a book or author recommendation, usually a classic or a best-seller. 

An engaging illustrated video with a narrator as VO, these bite-sized clips offer important pieces of information on what makes a book, or author, worthy of our reading time, and how these facts could change our lives. 

My favourite is Edgar Allan Poe (watch it here below).

You can also find the rest of the series on