Committing to reading a book can be quite difficult at times. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can make finding the time feel almost impossible, but every once in a while we need some adventure, excitement and self-reflection. Books can do this and more!

Reading is one of the best ways to be inspired, encouraged or feel uplifted when we are stressed or sad. We think there is no better time to tackle those books you've always wanted to read than during this lockdown.

If you've already exhausted your supply and are looking for a new book to add to your list, check out some of our favourites:

Milk And Honey

Milk And Honey is one of the best books to read in 2020. This book takes a revolutionary approach to poetry, taking the reader on a bittersweet journey through the sheer power of words. Exploring themes including femininity and gender-based violence, Milk And Honey will pluck at your heartstrings, yet somehow still leave you smiling at the end.


The Majesties

This thrilling novel is one for those who truly enjoy a mystery unfolding. This tale of a family empire and the darkness plaguing it will have you at the edge of your seat, clamoring to find out how it will end. The Majesties has made it onto several international must-read lists, so it's definitely a page-turner!


The Power Of Positive Thinking

There is no better time to channel the power of positive thinking than during our current lockdown. This book is a brilliant read if you are looking for ways to see the world from a different perspective. The Power Of Positive Thinking tackles our perceptions of life and the world around us using innovative techniques developed by the author throughout his illustrious career.


Death In Her Hands

This outstanding novel by Ottessa Moshfegh will blow you away with unexpected twists and turns in the storyline. If you are a lover of mystery, this is one that you'll want to dig into sooner rather than later! Consider Death In Her Hands a must-read for your 2020 lockdown list.

Source: Bustle


Children Of The Land

Acclaimed poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo brings a thought-provoking novel to life with Children of the Land. This autobiographical piece speaks to the author's heart-wrenching childhood experiences. Set between the US and Mexico, Children of the Land serves as a stunning meditation on ideas pertaining to personhood and citizenship.

Source: Elle


Where Reasons End

Journey alongside author Yiyun Li as she narrates the story of her son's suicide and the journey she embarks upon in the wake of this painful experience. She discusses a variety of topics pertaining to death, including how it is possible to live a life beyond death. This is a story that will inspire you, while also leaving you feeling encouraged.

Source: The Minds Journal

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