2020 has not been easy ride and we all have high hopes for a great start in 2021. Starting the year out with a fresh new state of mind with some great books in our January Book Club will definitely help one look at the new year with a different perspective.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S ELIOT
This month’s book club has some of the most intriguing and thought-provoking books that will most definitely get you thinking. This collection of books cover some of the most important topics that are happening in this century.
To start off, our founder Noemi wants to share with you her favourite book at the moment, a book that discusses about how important it is to understand the human brain and the wonders it does to our daily life.
The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain by Tara Swart
Noemi’s pick – Founder
“The book is about the human ability of manifestation, but from a scientific perspective. I find it fascinating how Tara explains in a very meticulous way about the power of our brain.
Audio CD Version: The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Valentine’s pick – Lifestyle Editor Contributor
“This is a story of a brilliant college student, Greer Kadestsky, who is introduces to feminism by Faith Frank, an “influential and glamourous figure from the women’s movement” (quote from the book). Greer become increasingly interested in women and feminist movements and decided to start working for Faith Frank after university.
She learns not only to stand for herself but also to stand for other women. Between heartbreaks, tragedies and other obstacles, Greer manages to make a life for herself and turns into a fierce empowered woman.
Greer’s life has its ups and downs (as for all of us) but she finds the strength to keep learning, experimenting, and growing through feminism. It is a real introspective journey!”
Kindle Version: The Female Persuasion
Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi
Racheal’s pick – Lifestyle Editor Contributor
“This book is the perfect guide for black female students. Written by two recent Cambridge graduates, Taking Up Space has helped me understand how to be resistant as a black student. The authors speak honestly about their experiences at university touching on topics such as discrimination in the classroom, unrepresentative curriculum and so much more.
I would definitely recommend this book to any woman that feels unheard and unrepresented within the academic sphere.”
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Kacie’s pick – Lifestyle Editor Contributor
“I was finally able to pick up Mr. Obama’s new book after much anticipation! The Obamas hold such a class, and bring a great deal of leadership and inspiration to the table. While I haven’t finished reading the book, it thus far is extremely well written and insightful.
A Promised Land is a book I would highly recommend to anyone!”
Kindle Version: A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Maxine’s pick – Lifestyle Editor Contributor
“Growing up as introvert I can see my younger self connecting with the content and make peace with what I have always seen as some of my negative quirks.
So I thought it would be great to share this book to anyone out there who is an introvert and of course extrovert too, to explore the world of an introvert. I think this book is not too heavy rather very light enjoyable reading.”
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I hope you have enjoyed the selection of books from our editors this month and we will love to hear yours too. Let us know in the comments below or continue the conversation on our newsletter!
If you would love our selection of books this January, don’t forget check out our recommended reads for the National Author’s Day, December Reads, Feel-Good Books That Everyone Should Read and 5 Top Books On Sustainable Culture.