26 May 6 Books You Need To Add To Your Reading List Today
There are a number of perks to spending more time at home. Not only are we given the opportunity to reintroduce ourselves to the kitchen, saving our wallets and waistlines from constant fast food, but we return to hobbies that fill our lives with joy.
If you’re green-fingered, you might spend some time out in the garden rejuvenating your veggie patch or rose bush. Booklovers have more time now to return to reading. Thankfully, bookstores are open and you are free to stock up on some novels you’ve been meaning to get around to. Here is a short list of some fantastic books, from a range of genres, you’re sure to enjoy.
North America’s beloved first lady pennes a riveting memoir about discovering her voice and ‘becoming’ her own individual and woman while being in a relationship with one of the most powerful people on earth. This best-seller has won a Grammy for Best Spoken World Album and Netflix is planning to release a docu-series based on the book.
Michelle will have you gripped from the first page, and you’ll find this read difficult to tear yourself away from.
If you haven’t already, let this book change your life. Victor chronicles his experiences of surviving Nazi concetration camps.The psychiatrist shares what served and saved him as thousands around him were sent to or led to their deaths. At the time of the author’s death, in 1997, the book had sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The themes of spiritual strength and perseverance have resonated with readers all across the world.
The must-read for many book clubs, and a title that will have you the envy of your fellow bookworms when they see it in your collection, this Zimbabwean writer skillfully blends wit with pain in her debut novel. NoViolet begins her story from the perspective of a typical 10 year old who is as restless and mischievous and charming as any 10 year old would be. The gaze remains fixed on Darling’s perspective as she makes sense of world ruled, and being dragged into ruin, by Robert Mugabe.
Here is a work of fiction you can dive into and get lost in. Clare, an award-winning writer and former teacher, creates a captivating story of courage and endurance mirrored in juxtaposed stories of the two tenacious female leads. Invite each of the carefully characters into your imagination and their familiarity will soon have them settling in with the furniture. You won’t regret indulging in this page-turner.
According to Business day, the novel, “peels back the onion skin of ort complicated past”.
It’s curious that we habitually recite the mantra, “Mind over Matter” without ever fully realising the truth in those words. Sure, we may motivate ourselves with the saying when we’re trying to complete a marathon or as we suffer through the pain of a tattoo. Rarely do we bring the sentiment into the pivotal problems and obstacles of our lives. Deepak, a celebrated American-Indian author and alternative medicine advocate, proves – through case studies – that when you master your mind you can easily manipulate the physical realm you occupy.
If the title isn’t gripping enough, this blogger-cum-author quips his quirky learnings about how you can prioritize your way to a better life. In this unorthodox self-help book, Mark argues that life’s struggles give it meaning. He argues that mindless positivity is neither practical nor helpful, but rationing the finite number of f*cks you are bestowed at birth, and directing those f*ck to the things that deserve them will help you create a life you can be proud of.