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A World of Words: This Month's Reading Recs


Whether you’re enjoying your current reads through phone screens or the pages of books doesn’t matter - the magic is still the same. Words are powerful, and even though we no longer have the luxury of seeing each other face-to-face as much as we’d like to, written words still stand. Here’s what the team’s been reading lately to give you a little inspo of what to read next:


#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso Told by the founder and CEO of well-known fashion brand, Nasty Gal, Girl Boss tells the story of how Sophia Amoruso went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. This book is a must-read if you’re looking for some much-needed life inspo! Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven If you’re looking for a heart-wrenching read, then this one’s for you! Holding Up The Universe is a book about what it means to love and see someone for who they truly are. Everyone assumes that they know Libby Strout, who was once dubbed America’s fattest teen, without taking the time to look past her appearance and actually get to know her. Give this book a read to find out how her story ends. Becoming by Michelle Obama Who doesn’t know and love the Obamas? Becoming is the memoir of the USA’s beloved former first lady, described as being a deeply personal experience that tells the tale of her roots and finding her voice. Broken by Karin Slaughter The seventh book in the Grant County series, Broken is the unforgettable story of raw emotions, the danger of assumptions, the deadly game of betrayal and Special Agent Will Trent’s determination to expose painful human truths, no matter how devastating they may be. Depression and Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim This debut book by Sabrina Benaim, regarded as one of the most-viewed performance artists of all time, explores the themes of love, family and mental health. If you’ve never taken the time to delve into poetry, make this a first choice!

Remix by Lawrence Lessig Remix is a book that is all about a hypothesis about how the societal effect of the Internet will affect the production and consumption of popular culture to create a "remix culture".

Cover Story by Colin Forbes ‘Adam Procane has to be stopped...'. This was the last message that foreign correspondent, Bob, received from his wife, and even as he read it, he already knew that she was dead. The killers send a film of her murder to London with a warning - tell other people to stay away from Procane. Thrive by J.J. Eden Another one for all you poetry lovers! Thrive is a collection of poetry and prose in micro-fiction form that aims to capture the beauty and chaos of life, told through the lens of fantasy. The writer, Jane Eden, is also a passionate mental health advocate. We’re going to need more wine by Gabrielle Union Named the best book of the year, We’re Going To Need More Wine is a powerful collection by Gabrielle Union about hard-hitting topics such as race, gender, sexuality, Hollywood, beauty and what it means to be a woman. Lost and found by Danielle Steel In this new novel by Danielle Steel, Madison Allen, a renowned photographer, has an accident that changes her life. After falling from a ladder in her Manhattan home while sorting through old photos and mementos, she then embarks on a journey to reconnect with three men from her past. Her quest is an attempt to find out about the men she once loved, and to decide once and for all whether the decisions she made long ago, were the right ones. The story is a tale of fate, family, love and motherhood. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The latest movie adaptation was great, but have you read the source material? Little Women, the literary classic by Louisa May Alcott, is a semi-autobiographical novel chronicling the story of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The book details their journey from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the lives of Louisa May Alcott and her three sisters. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Ishmael is a novel that examines the hidden cultural biases that drive modern civilization, exploring themes such as sustainability, ethics and global catastrophe. If you’re looking for a more philosophical read to chew on, this read won’t disappoint. Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill Fierce Fairytales is an exciting collection of poetry and prose by Nikita Gill that places creative, contemporary, feminist spins on traditionally loved fairytales such as Cinderella. Nikita Gill dismantles traditional fairytale stereotypes of traditional by doing away with male heroes and recasting the female characters as their own saviours. Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami A mixture of satire and science-fiction, Dance, Dance, Dance follows an unnamed protagonist as he searches for his missing girlfriend, who vanished mysteriously. The search plunges him into a whirlwind of sexual violence and metaphysical dread, where he crosses paths with call girls, plays chaperone to a teenaged psychic and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, but also often hilarious ride through contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje This 1992 novel follows four dissimilar people who are brought together at an Italian villa. The story takes place during the Italian Campaign of World War II, with the four main characters consisting of an unrecognisably burned man, his Canadian Army nurse, a Sikh British Army sapper, and a Canadian thief. The narrative is centred on the revelations of the patient's actions prior to his injuries, and the emotional effects of these revelations on the other characters. La paranza dei bambini by Roberto Saviano Brilliant and ambitious, fifteen-year-old Nicolas Fiorillo, who is from the slums of Naples, is eager to make his mark. He aims to acquire all the power and the money that comes along with it. With the help of nine friends, he sets out to create a new gang. Together they roam the streets, learning how to break into the small-time hoodlums that control drug-dealing and petty crime in the city. Slowly but surely, they begin to gain control of the neighborhoods from enemy gangs. This is a riveting read that is impossible to turn away from. One, No One and One Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello In this novel, protagonist Vitangelo Moscarda ``loses his reality'' when his wife tells him that his nose tilts to the right. As a result, he suddenly comes to the realisation that in the eyes of the people around him, he is not what he imagined himself to be. As a result, his identity is therefore based purely on the shifting perceptions of others. In a frenzied search for an identity independent of others' preconceptions, Vitangelo moves from one disaster to the next, eventually finding his freedom, in spite of being declared insane. All Those Things We Never Said by Marc Levy Regarded as one of the most famous French writers today, Marc Levy is the author behind this great read. As far back as Julia Walsh could remember, she has always had a difficult relationship with her father. Three days before her wedding, she receives a phone call from her father's personal secretary telling her that he is dead. On the day after his funeral, Julia discovers that her father has one last surprise in store for her. Presented with the journey of a life-time, Julia gets an opportunity to say, at last, all the things that were never said between them. Full of mischief and suspense, this read is hard to put down.



That marks the end of our list. What have you been reading lately? Let us know in the comments down below! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to stay updated with upcoming content!


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