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‘Happiness’ By Heather Harpham Is An Emotional Rollercoaster But So Worth It

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After is Heather Harpham’s first book and as the name suggests it’s about beginnings and endings and everything in between. Happiness is about Heather, a globe-trotting California girl, and Brian, an intellectual writer. Their beautiful and magical romance comes to an end when Heather becomes pregnant―Brian loves her but he sure doesn’t want kids. A pregnant Heather moves home to … Continue reading ‘Happiness’ By Heather Harpham Is An Emotional Rollercoaster But So Worth It

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Women Who Made The Internet And Why It Really Matters

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, a new book from journalist and musician Claire L. Evans, offers a narrative that has been overlooked for over a decade. Broad Band profiles some female heroes and trailblazers, including Ada Lovelace (the famous computer programmer and mathematician) and Grace Hopper (one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer). $17.70, Amazon VICE reporter and … Continue reading Women Who Made The Internet And Why It Really Matters

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‘A Girl Like That’ Tackles Challenges That Women Face That Men Just Don’t

Tanaz Bhathena, the author of the debut novel A Girl Like That, was born in Mumbai and raised in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Toronto. In this book, shes captured a diverse cast of Arab and South Asian characters whose stories leave you both haunted and optimistic. A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved.  AED81.00, Kinokuniya It … Continue reading ‘A Girl Like That’ Tackles Challenges That Women Face That Men Just Don’t

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Michelle Obama’s Memoir ‘Becoming’ Is Set To Release This Year

Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming is a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling. Chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. Michelle Obama and her husband sold the rights to their memoirs to Penguin Random House in … Continue reading Michelle Obama’s Memoir ‘Becoming’ Is Set To Release This Year

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12 Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2018

The new year has rolled in and we’ve been super excited about all the wonderful book releases this year. We’ve still got a ‘To Be Read’ pile sitting tall and proud on our bookshelf but has that ever stopped anyone from buying new books? On this list, you’ll find some familiar names delivering much-anticipated sequels, along with some new names and titles. Here are 12 … Continue reading 12 Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2018

ikigai, The Japanese Concept Of Finding Life’s Purpose Has All The Answers

Everyone’s talking about hygge and ikigai these days. So what really is ikigai? In the simplest form: According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means … Continue reading ikigai, The Japanese Concept Of Finding Life’s Purpose Has All The Answers

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Ali Smith’s Second Novel In Seasonal Cycle Casts A Warm ‘Winter’

Ali Smith started her seasonal cycle with “Autumn” (2017) and she has released her second novel “Winter,” which is set largely around Christmas time. This second novel in the Man Booker Prize-nominated author’s Seasonal cycle; revolves around four people, strangers, and family, that get together in a fifteen-bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas. $17.07, Amazon ‘In Ali Smith’s Winter, life force matches up to the toughest … Continue reading Ali Smith’s Second Novel In Seasonal Cycle Casts A Warm ‘Winter’

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‘Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End’ Is Probably The Best Book Of The Year

Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End’ named as the Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune is out in a reprint edition. Gawande is the author of three bestselling books: Complications, Better, (Amazon’s top ten best books of 2007); and The Checklist Manifesto. He is a surgeon, a writer and a … Continue reading ‘Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End’ Is Probably The Best Book Of The Year

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John Green Author Of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Is Out With A Glorious New Book

John Green made it to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is an author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor, and editor. You probably know from him his sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012 and the film adaptation opened at number one at the … Continue reading John Green Author Of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Is Out With A Glorious New Book

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Gabrielle Union Gets Real In Her Debut Novel ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

Gabrielle Union released her first ever memoir, titled ‘We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.’this month. The 44-year-old actress is famous for her roles in comedies like The Brothers, Think Like a Man, Bad Boys II etc. $16.19, Amazon “Throughout my life, I’ve often wondered aloud ‘How the hell did I end up here? Why me?’” Union told People. “Not sure … Continue reading Gabrielle Union Gets Real In Her Debut Novel ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

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‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ Is The Perfect Bedtime Read For Your Little Ones

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women and illustrated by 100 female artists from all over the world. The stories feature women like Frida Kahlo, Serena Williams, theBrontë sisters etc. $35, Amazon  Each woman’s story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, a portrait … Continue reading ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ Is The Perfect Bedtime Read For Your Little Ones

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‘Furiously Happy’ By Jenny Lawson Is Our Top Pick For Mental Health Awareness Month

‘Furiously Happy’ was published in the year 2015 and since then it has always been our top read when it comes to dealing with anxiety and mental illness. Don’t get us wrong, ‘Furiously Happy’ is far from depressing – it is a humorous memoir tinted with just enough pathos and feelings to connect and create an impact on its readers. Jenny Lawson takes us down … Continue reading ‘Furiously Happy’ By Jenny Lawson Is Our Top Pick For Mental Health Awareness Month

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Good Me Bad Me Is The Best Thriller You’ll Read This Year

You heard it from us. Good Me Bad Me is your next ‘Gone Girl’. A debut novel by Ali Land the book is unputdownable. It is a dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological thriller. $15.59, Amazon It all starts with Milly’s mother who is a serial killer. Milly like any other daughter loves her mother and only wants the best for her. But to get their lives … Continue reading Good Me Bad Me Is The Best Thriller You’ll Read This Year

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Rupi Kaur’s Highly Anticipated Poetry Collection ‘The Sun And Her Flowers’ Is Out Next Month

After her highly celebrated first poetry collection ‘Milk and Honey’ Rupi Kaur’s long-awaited second collection of poetry, ‘The Sun and her Flowers’ is out October 3. ‘A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.’ $10.19, Pre-order on Amazon The book is divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, … Continue reading Rupi Kaur’s Highly Anticipated Poetry Collection ‘The Sun And Her Flowers’ Is Out Next Month

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The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist Is Here

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.  The prize is awarded by an advisory committee, which includes a writer, two publishers, a literary agent, a bookseller, a librarian, and a chairperson appointed by the Booker Prize Foundation. This six shortlisted authors for the 2017 … Continue reading The Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist Is Here

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‘Home Fire’ By Pakistani Novelist Kamila Shamsie Listed For Man Booker Prize

Shamsie wrote her first novel when she was just 25 and still in college. She shortly received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literature in Pakistan in 1999. Her most recent novel uses the Greek tragedy of Antigone to tell the story of two Muslim sisters. Initially, you meet Isma who is ready to resume a career in academia in America. She feels free and ready take on life after years of watching … Continue reading ‘Home Fire’ By Pakistani Novelist Kamila Shamsie Listed For Man Booker Prize

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‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Is Going to Be Your Next Favorite Novel

Amor Towles is a New York Bestselling Author and more than half a million readers have fallen in love with ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’. This novel will transport you to 1922 where a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Talk about Hotel California right?! He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. In 1922, Count Alexander … Continue reading ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Is Going to Be Your Next Favorite Novel

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Roxane Gay’s ‘Hunger’ Is a Searing Memoir About Weight and Self-Image

‘Hunger’ by Roxane Gay made it to our top title for June and it’s not surprising that this memoir instantly made it to the bestsellers list. New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay posted ‘Feminism (Plural),’ a short manifesto that opened the way to ‘Bad Feminist’ in 2014. A collection of essays that explores being a feminist while loving things that could seem at odds … Continue reading Roxane Gay’s ‘Hunger’ Is a Searing Memoir About Weight and Self-Image

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‘New People’ Will And Has To Be Read In A Single Sitting

Picked as the Best Summer Read of 2017 by a number of publishing powerhouses, ‘New People’ by Danzy Senna is disturbingly delicious. The main protagonist Maria along with her college sweetheart, Khalil is planning their perfect wedding. They were crowned Prom Queen and King and everyone knew that they are a match made in heaven. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil … Continue reading ‘New People’ Will And Has To Be Read In A Single Sitting

7 New Books You Need To Read This August!

It’s almost August and we are still adding to our burgeoning summer reading list.  Here are seven books that are going to keep you company at the beach or your favorite tuck-me-in book.  If you’re looking for something entertaining, thrilling and intellectually urgent  – well these new releases include all this and much more. 1. Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang Out August 1, Amazon, $15.89 A … Continue reading 7 New Books You Need To Read This August!