So, what do you think you should read next? There are many exciting new books from some of our favourite authors, as well as outstanding first novels from a varied collection of newbies in almost every genre. Books may provide us with a wealth of information. They can include criticisms of today’s culture or a glimpse into difficult family relationships; we also have hot romance novels that will send thrills up your spine, historical books that will take you back in time, and frightening suspense stories that will keep you up past your night.
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
We all carry our pasts with us, and nowhere is this more evident than in this moving story about two strangers who meet when they both need someone the most. When Tallie Clark, a recently divorced therapist, finds Emmett ready to leap from a bridge, she pulls over. She coaxes him to safety, and we discover throughout the course of the emotional weekend that Emmett isn’t the only one who needed rescue.
Get Over It! by Iyanla Vanzant
This Oprah-endorsed spiritual life coach works with both scared individuals who have been worn down by life and furious people who are locked in their righteous indignation. “What if the problem is…you?” she says, implying that our attitudes, rather than our surroundings, decide whether or not we live a happy and full life.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Fans of Emily St. John Mandel’s genre-defying post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven, rejoice: she’s back with a new novel that weaves supernatural aspects into the plot of a modern financial thriller.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau kicks off your ‘life-thinking’ adventure. Thoreau is the greatest source of inspiration you can ever find. Everyone takes it up. Thoreau will inspire you to ponder, contemplate, and live more mindfully.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
We’ve got a book for you if you’ve ever wanted to truly strike back at someone. In 18th-century England, a hidden pharmacist offers disguised poison to oppressed women. That is, unless a customer makes a heinous error. Meanwhile, in modern-day England, an aspiring historian stumbles into the narrative, perhaps with disastrous consequences.
Professional Troublemaker by Ajayi Jones
Ajayi Jones is probably familiar to you from her hilarious Instagram, her former New York Times bestseller, or her outstanding TED presentation. Add her latest book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, which is set to be released in March 2021, to the list.
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
The author of Eileen and My Year of Rest and Relaxation, as dark and incisive as ever, returns with a story about a lady in a tiny town who may or may not have uncovered proof of a murder. The issue is that she is unable to determine whether or not someone has been killed.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
I totally agree with all of the hoopla around this book being the finest book of all time. However, it is an excellent overview of human history and evolutionary psychology. Most importantly, it’s a joy to read.
While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
As shown by this gripping legal thriller that takes us inside the sacred corridors of the Supreme Court, the political heavyweight is also a brilliant author. When a crucial justice slips into a coma and chooses his clerk as his legal guardian, she uncovers a scandal that may be deadly. You’ll be holding your breath as she races against the clock to unravel the clues to the plot her employer discovered.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
A novel about a young, unnamed black guy who lives his life as though he is invisible, “simply because others refuse to notice me.” Is the book true or false? It doesn’t matter since it provides a picture from one person’s point of view on race—all that’s that counts. The book was released in 1952, yet it still feels relevant now after all these years. Understanding people is essential in life. This book will assist you in doing so.
How many of these books have you read? Which one would you recommend to us and why?
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