Only real fans of reading will understand this amazing and unique feeling when you have just bought a new book and hurry home to sit comfortably in your favorite armchair and open the first page… Only this people will say you that it is absolutely normal to spend all night reading, because it is impossible to stop and it’s so interesting what will be at the end of the story. Books are a great tool for our mood. We can be happier in the bad period of our life while reading a certain book, as well as we can feel sad or fall in love together with main character. There are many books that can easily change our life and outlook on life, they can change us as a personalities and open new potentials about which we didn’t even suspect. New books appear almost every day and it’s very difficult to select among them only the best ones, which will not waste your time but become the favorites. We created this list to help you in this choice and are going to present you 10 new books which will change your life. All of them are different for their genre, so you will definitely pick something that is interesting for you. Many of options presented here have achieved the award of the best book of the year, and have a lot of positive reviews from readers. We did our best to create this lit and hope you will enjoy reading. Let’s start our review!
The main idea of the book is the future transformation of a person into something different from Homo Sapiens due to breakthroughs in life extension, interfaces between a person and a computer and some other trends.
At the same time, Harari admits that taking into account the existence of the paradox of knowledge, our knowledge changes our behavior and accordingly changes the outcome, changes the future, often excluding just the option that seemed to us known or expected. Harari emphasizes the importance of our ability to tell stories and believe in them for cooperation. In his opinion, without such stories, forming myths, ideologies, religious doctrines, human society will not be able to function at all. At the same time, the formed narrative determines the goals for which we cooperate. According to the author, the agricultural revolution in the ancient world gave impetus to the emergence of theistic religions, whereas the scientific revolution should give impetus to humanistic religions, in which people will replace God.
Over the last few years, a lot of "fat girl" memories have been published, for example, Jess Baker's book "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls" and Brittany Gibbons' book "Fat Girl Walking". Memoirs of Roxane Gay, "The Hunger" must be included in your list of books for reading, because this book about the body-positive must be read by everyone. The author fights for the rights of women, for the rights of LGBT people, for the rights of all who are deprived rights, of all who are made to feel weak or small, and she does it passionately and selflessly. Her memoirs Gay begins with the words: "This book is not about triumph." I'm sorry, what? She makes it more clear: "I started writing this book being fat, and I finish writing it being fat ... This is not a book about successful weight loss." The main goal of Gay is not to lose weight. Instead, she "tries to change the relationship with food."
"Hunger" is written in order to "intercept control over the narrative and over your body," not allowing the fet-shamers to determine the direction of conversation.
In early 1987, some pages from the beginning of the Jason Rekulak's novel which was a debut one were as loaded with nostalgic references as Ernest Kline's books. After the scene is established, links are traced, revealing a sweet and amazing story about young pure and sincere love. The style of author’s writing is so visual, and its history is so neat and meaningful that his book was specially created to adapt to the film. There are several highly developed illustrations scattered around the world, for example, the design of Billy's digital supermodel, which accompanies a debate about whether zeros or stars are better for the image of the nipples. Even more delightful is the regularly edited map of the route of Billy and his friends that will need to be taken to remove their predator, updated as they combine new data such as patrol of a police officer feared by the Communists or the need to distract Arnold Schwarzenegger, who lives in a building next to Zelinsky. There is even a special mixture of epochs of love songs, which is the key to the plot that the soundtrack can provide.
Lincoln In The Bardo is a postmodern masterpiece. About half of the novel tells about dozens of characters contributing to the narrative, which is more like chatter than a traditional one-character voice. A phased approach of the other half is carried out through a collection of real historical documents, mainly letters and memoirs from 1862, one year during civil war. The genius of Saunders in “Lincoln In The Bardo” is the culmination of scattered parcels of information, which, when they are combined, create a fascinating story of love and loss. The son of Abraham Lincoln died. The fullness of “Lincoln In The Bardo” occurs during one night in the Bardo-Tibetan concept of the state of the astral soul after death, until rebirth, and is combined here with the Christian idea of purgatory. Willie Lincoln is there, dead, in a phantom state with all the others who died, but did not disappear. He was visited by his father, still living, who returns to the cemetery after the funeral of his son. Saunders is known for his satirical style, but “Lincoln In The Bardo” is a deeper exploration of life, studied by the dead, unable to move for various reasons. He never wrote anything as sharp and exciting as this story about death.
Relationships in the family are never simple. But Sherman Alexi's connection with his mother is even more complicated than others. His mother went into family chaos with alcoholism, and gave up this habit when she realized its price. She survived in the cruel past and built a wall that protected others from the truth. She defended strangers and could not show it to her children, who so much waited for love from her. She wanted a better life for her son, but it could only be if she left her behind so that he could hope that he would reach the goal. All these contradictions make Lilian Alexi a beautiful, intelligent, mysterious and very humane woman.
When she went into a better world, the secrets of his mother were a great shock for Sherman and greatly changed his memories of her. Looking for the ghosts of the past, he decided for himself: he will write about it. The result of these searches became the incredible memories filled with old, angry and happy memories of childhood that not everyone can imagine.
Probably this book is one of the most unique books about the priests. Here you will meet the priest playing the electric guitars, and mother of the main character who is completely focused on all possible disasters. Wonderful poetic language and quite strange combination of dark and hilarious observation will not make you forget about this book right after reading.
Honored Anglo-Pakistani writer. The "Western Exit" has every chance to take the Booker, although this will be the case of Paul Batty, last year's winner, when he wins not the best-written novel, but the novel about the most important. "Western Exit" is a crossover between a love story and a science fiction. Nameless country in the Middle East is on the verge of civil war, young couple at this moment start their romantic relationships. Conflict grows around them and they are forced to seek a way out of this dangerous situation. Nadiya and Said flee from Syria to a prosperous English-speaking world through doors that are opening all over the world for them. And then…Borders are an arbitrariness, people are torn off from roots, love not always wins, but sometimes besides it people have nothing is present, etc.
Winning the ice hockey championship would have meant little to the average person, but it meant everything for the inhabitants of the Beartown city, whose community was slowly absorbed alive by the unemployment and desert around them. Such victory as this one could attract the attention of the authorities and influential sportsmen who chose the Beartown city among all others. Such victory as this one meant everything for Amat - a teenager who was banished from everywhere, for Kevin - a star player on the threshold of a promising future. And for Peter- their general director, whose professional career as a hockey player ended tragically.
At a first sight it looked like a team from a small town is trying to make a big step towards the realization of a dream in their city. But one night something happened between Kevin and the daughter of the CEO and the next day everything changed. Gossips, like waves on the lake, began to disperse all around the Beartown city. In the team, however, any line between loyalty and betrayal was erased. Eventually there is a person who knows the truth, but nobody wants to hear him
Frederic Backman knows that we are always connected with places that we call our home and his exceptional, emotional history tells us about it.
In the 1920s, the richest people in the world were the indigenous Indian people of Osage in Oklahoma. After they found oil under their land, they began to drive cars with their own drivers, build estates and send their children to study in Europe.
After a while, one by one, someone began to kill Osage. The family of one of the Osage women, Molly Bjorkhart, also became a target. All her relatives were shot or poisoned. But this was only the beginning, after that more and more representatives of these people began to die under mysterious circumstances. When the number of deaths reached twenty-four, the FBI started the investigation. This was one of the first and the most important investigations, but the bureau failed this case. In desperation, the young leader, J. Edgar Hoover, went to the former Texas ranger Tom Wight to unravel the mystery. White assembled the team, including the only one American-Indian agent in the bureau. The agents entered the region to find out more. Together with Osage, they began to unravel the cruelest conspiracy in the history of America.
Based on the annotation and preprints, many hastened to write that the "Ministry of the Highest Happiness" is a novel about the Hijra, that is, men who chose the role of women in Indian society. On the one hand, in front of us there is a cast from the history of society, the saga, with births, deaths, alternating generations, clashes of castes and religions and skeletons from family closets. On the other hand, it is the story about a teenager, who with his woman's soul feels uncomfortable in his male body. This is the story about Aftab who after leaving his family in the Hijri settlement will eventually change himself and will be called Anjum, raise his daughter, lose it, lose himself and the way, slowly sinking to the very bottom. "Ever since your fall began, you will constantly fall. And in your fall you will hold on to the other falling. The sooner you understand this, the better". " The Ministry of Utmost Happiness " is partly a fairy tale - there is a very small cameo of spirits and witches with the unique national coloring and habits.