Stuck in home! What to read?

Monday 23rd March 2020 10:48 EDT

As you stew in your room, self-isolating from the world of clubs, pubs and social gatherings with constant negative news around Coronavirus, we bring to you a list of books that might be worth downloading on your Kindle. This might be as good a time as any to catch up with your self and find your social-emotional balance once again!

1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson

This book is not your regular self-help counselling story listing the ten yoga asanas you should practice. If you are unaware it generates positive energy whilst listing the constant struggles in life.

2. The Plague- Albert Camus

In case you are stressing out that the world will come to an end because of Covid-19? Then perhaps brushing up on your history about the plague that swept through the French Algerian city of Oran will help ease your anxiety levels. It is not the end of the world, even if the stock markets make you believe that way!

3.Models: Attract Women Through Honesty - Mark Manson

Another Manson piece of masterstroke. The name says it all. If you are stuck in a dating limbo then perhaps you may receive your answers/solutions leafing through this instead of scheduling another appointment with your counsellor. Its the virus time!

4. How do we fix this mess? - Robert Peston

‘Peston politics’ has provided a simplified outlook into Westminister on an everyday basis. Today, as economists predict about slipping into an era worse than that of the financial crises of 2008, then Peston’s explanation of the ‘boom and bust’ bubble might be a good starting point.

5.Oranges are not the only fruit – Jeanette Winterson

A coming-of-age book about a Lesbian girl in an English Pentecostal community. If you are struggling to ‘come out’ to your parents, then maybe the journey of this woman may inspire you to pay heed to your partner’s request.

6. In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin – Lindsey Hilsum

For those of you unaware of Marie Colvin; she was The Sunday Times Foreign Correspondent and the only foreign journalist in Baba Amr Homs in 2012 when Syrian President Bashar-al Assad had shelled the region using “chemical weapons”. For a journalist with an eye patch she was certainly not blind and her last dispatch about Syrian war widows hiding in tunnels will give you the gooses!

7. The Red Sari- Javier Moro

There was a lot of brou haha around this dramatised biography of Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi. For someone who has been touted as perhaps one of the most powerful female politicians of the world often labelled as “the woman who ruled India through a puppet prime minister”, the controversies chronicled in the book are worth reading!

8.Not a Diet Book- James Smith

You have not had the time/motivation/commitment or the fitness guide to tie your sneakers and hit the gym? Buckle up, for you don’t have the work excuse to avoid skipping sessions. This book is your perfect training guide offering you guidance from exercise regimes to diet strictures!

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