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Life is Too Short for the Wrong Books and Why We All Need a Book Curator

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Life is Too Short for the Wrong Books and Why We All Need a Book Curator

Jeff Bezos may have successfully crafted a sophisticated, global cottage industry for all kinds of authors from Indie writers to eloquent literary mavens but he also may have accidentally given birth to the book curation industry. In a world where a new book is published every minute, how do we filter what’s worth reading versus what should be shelved? Do we need someone who can curate reading lists for us based on our individual preferences, life predicaments, interests, reading habits and time constraints, that totally personalises our reading experience? Apparently yes. Walmart CEO, Doug McMillan, a busy man, who’s constantly being sent...

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Book Therapy's Best Books of 2018

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Book Therapy's Best Books of 2018

It’s the holidays and the perfect time to catch up on all your holiday reading. Here’s our roundup of the books in 2018 that have touched us, made us laugh, made us cry, made us think and wonder with awe and made us fall in love with reading all over again. Any others that should be here? Feel free to comment below. Book Therapy’s Best Books of 2018 Best Literature and Fiction Books of 2018 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. Choosing to build relationships with mortals on earth, she discovers...

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7 Books on finding greater connection to people and life

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7 Books on finding greater connection to people and life

As a mother of two children under two years old, devoting 17–20 hours a day to childcare, I often felt isolated and shut off from the rest of the world. Throughout the day, I would lose my temper, releasing pent-up frustration. Trapped in a daily routine dictated by toddler and baby schedules, I felt suffocated. At best, I often breathed sighs of relief that there was a routine to the madness. In these moments, I realised I was craving connection. As a mother, it’s easy to feel disconnected to the outside world and to anything meaningful. We are plugged into...

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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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