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3 Non-fiction reads that are going to be huge this fall

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3 Non-fiction reads that are going to be huge this fall

I have to admit I have been impatiently waiting all Summer to read these non-fiction gems, two of which are authored by my favourite authors and the third by a woman I truly admire. Steven Hawking’s “Brief Answers” due for release on October 16, is hungrily anticipated — it’s his final book and the last we’ll hear from him on the big questions of life (namely does God exist, threat of nuclear war, artificial intelligence, space colonisation and climate change) as he leaves us with his final thoughts on an unfinished quest of understanding the universe. The book comprises material from his...

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Four fiction books you need to read this Autumn

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Four fiction books you need to read this Autumn

As the Summer slowly fades, below are my top picks for this Autumn. From the much anticipated novel by The Book Thief author Markus Zusak to a Man Booker longlistee, each book will leave you wanting more. Pre-order your copies now and stock up on the coffee for some late-night reading during those chilly autumn nights. Normal People (Novel) by Sally Rooney A Man Booker prize nominee and Sally Rooney’s second novel exquisitely narrates a human story about two romantically-linked young adults, finding their place in the world amongst societal and family pressures to fit in. An intimate coming of...

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The best books of 2018 so far…

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The best books of 2018 so far…

Best Books of 2018 so far Halfway through 2018, here are the bestselling books of the year so far. Some will make you laugh, others cry and some simply change the way you view the world forever. All phenomenally great literary reads, these most certainly are the most deserving of the best books of the year so far. Any others that should be here? Feel free to comment below. Best Literature and Fiction Books of 2018 so far… 1. Circe by Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller Poetic fiction based on the fascinating story of the peculiar daughter of the sun god, Helios....

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Why Literary Fiction is My Favourite Form of Therapy

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Why Literary Fiction is My Favourite Form of Therapy

When we read a great fiction book — we experience a certain sense of joy, happiness or satisfaction. Beyond reading a great story it is often the striking connection we feel to the characters and the fact that the book resonates with us. All the elements of story telling have hit the right buttons deep within us and released a whole dose of serotonin that allows us to experience a feel-good moment. That feel-good moment comprises a sense of belonging and being part of a greater story, where we momentarily escape from the challenges and hardships of our own life. And the...

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A Novel Literary Advice Service: introducing Book Therapy

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A Novel Literary Advice Service: introducing Book Therapy

Wondering what book to read next? Trying to remember the name of that book recommended to you by a passing acquaintance? Love a particular author and wondering which book of theirs to dive into next? Then Book Therapy would love to hear from you! Our resident book therapist Bijal Shah is here to address your questions and will be publishing a weekly Q&A blog post on the most pressing literary needs starting July 25, 2018. All we need is your questions about what it is that you are looking to read and we will gladly oblige! The weekly Q&A service will offer personalised suggestions...

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