Top 5 Books – As we’ve started a whole new month, it’s sometimes nice to set new goals and to broaden your horizons when possible. Books are fantastic in that way, you can get lost in a story or in poetry and learn at same time. To kick off November on the right foot and to feel a little inspired, here’s list of our top 5 books to read this month.
Astrology A Cosmic Science by Isabel M. Hickey
During one of the last months of 2017, why not read a bit about the cosmic world and discover and title more about your star sign before the new year. This book by Isabel M. Hickey, explains the cosmic in a teachable way for you to grasp the most difficult aspects of this field. By reading it you’ll learn not only about your sign as an individual sign, but most importantly its role with others and other planets and how this impacts your day to day life. If you want to learn more about this and purchase the book, click here.
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Bluets by Maggie Nelson blurs the boundaries of genre, and is either found in the poetry section of book stores or in the novels and essays section. The novel is composed of 240 propositions written in prose poetry. Nelson meditates on love, grief and loss all while exploring the reverie of the colour blue. To write about the colour is a way for the narrator to distract herself from the passivity and the routine of passing years and of depression. It gives an accounted detailed plunge into Nelson’s mind as she sees everything in blue, and even writes in it, during one of her darkest phases in life. Click here to read more about Bluets and to buy the book.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
You may have heard of the New York Times best seller novel by Paul Kalanithi. It is an outstanding account of what makes life meaningful in the face of death. I would describe this book as beautifully tragic. It is heartbreaking and will shatter your heart in millions pieces but the epilogue written by his wife will stick it back together. Paul describes what it feels like to become the patient when you were the doctor. He tries to navigate, through his writing, how he will face death when it comes and wether he should live life as ifs he wasn’t dying or if he should be the passenger of his life. Click here to read more about Paul’s story and to purchase the book.
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Redfield Jamison is an acclaimed American novelist and scientist. In her book An Unquiet Mind, she describes her journey with being bipolar and how this has affected her life, both with her work and with her personal life. She tragically describes the way she has suffered throughout the years, yet brings hope to those in suffering by offering an outlet such as this book. The New York Times Book Review considered the book as “an invaluable memoir of manic depression, at once medically knowledgeable, deeply human and beautifully written … at times poetic, at times straightforward, always unashamedly honest”. Click here to read about the novel.
Rest in the Mourning by r.h. Sin
Rest in the Morning is the first book of a collection of poetry by r.h.Sin including Whiskey, Words and a show as well as Whiskey, Words and a Shovel II. The first book is a compelling read about being heartbroken and offers ways to cope with heartbreak. The author, r.h.Sin, uses simple language that is easily relatable. He offers wise words throughout the novel, and writes in his poem “Unavailable” that “when the past / send you a text / don’t reply / say nothing/. To buy the first book of the collection, click here.