Kickstart 2024 by reigniting your reading passion with these five enthralling books. Whether it‘s making ‘reading more’ your New Year’s resolution or rediscovering your love for literature, this curated list promises to captivate.
“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir:
A thrilling space adventure by “The Martian” author. Follow astronaut Ryland Grace’s high-stakes mission to save humanity, with humour and suspense that reawakens your cosmic curiosity and love for reading. If you want an even better experience, listen to this book as an audiobook. Trust me, there’s a reason why it transcends the page.
“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller:
This one is for all my mythology fans, I got you. Dive into this enchanting Trojan War retelling. Experience myth, history, and romance through Patroclus and Achilles’ eyes – a captivating blend of love, war, and destiny.
“Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” by Caroline Criado Perez:
Not one for fiction? This is the one for you. I don’t know how this author makes data interesting, but rest assured, she does. Uncover the hidden biases in a male-designed world. This enlightening book is a must-read for those who seek not only entertainment but also education and empowerment.
“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara:
Sometimes you just need a little cry, right? Or maybe a big cry. Either way, this one is for my feeler readers who love to experience every emotion along with the characters. Explore the tormented lives of four friends in New York City. Centred around Jude, this novel’s deep character development and emotional narratives offer a moving and unforgettable reading experience. Get the tissues ready.
“Normal People” by Sally Rooney:
One of my personal favourite books and tv shows, Normal People is real and raw and will make you rethink every love you’ve ever had. Follow Connell and Marianne’s life-changing relationship from school to adulthood. Rooney’s realistic dialogue and insightful observations on human connections make this a relatable and engrossing read.
These books are more than stories; they’re gateways to different worlds. Whether you’re into the thrill of space exploration, ancient myths, social insights, emotional depth, or modern relationships, this list has something for everyone.
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