Book | Read | Novel | 21st July 2022 | Virtual Wire
We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This book is adopted from her much-admired TEDx talk which she delivered in December 2012. It is beautiful to take on feminism and be feminist often citing the author’s real-life experiences. It talks about the stereotypical mindset of people and has polite answers for anti-feminist talks. It highlights the fact that changes can be brought by both- MEN and WOMEN.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This could have been a typical teenage girl's diary if not someone named Adolf Hitler had entered the scene. Anne Frank a 13year old Jew girl living in the Netherlands was given a diary as a birthday gift which confided all the details of her life thereafter most of the part focussing on her hiding life of her to escape the eyes of the German. Anne Frank would have been unknown to the world like the other Jews killed during the Holocaust if her diary had not been published.
The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga
This novel received the 40th Main Booker prize. This novel shows the reader the class system of India, the power of the rich and the helplessness of the poor. It tells the story of a village boy Balram Halwai through his eyes, his views on the system who finds his way from dark to light through twists and turns.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
This novel tells us that when a person dies we focus so much on the fact of the person passing away that we forget of all the great moments cherished with them. It tells us that everyone in this world will get hurt someday we just need the chose the ones worth getting hurt for.
Ikigai The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia
As the name suggests it tells its readers how one can improve their way of living and lead a happy life. It’s simple yet so powerful. It helps to have an optimistic attitude toward life and stay motivated always.