With the selquarantine going on all over the world and streets almost empty, how will everyone cope with the current situation?
For students, online classes were readily available on the day classes were suspended while work-at-home schedules were implemented for private and public workers. But, have you thought about all the free time you have after a class, a video conference meeting, or a deadline?
Everyone has been staying home doing the same thing every day; watching the news, going online, chatting and video calling loved ones living overseas, cooking, eating, taking a bath, working out, and more. Doing the same thing all over again makes us tired and bored after. Aside from these repetitive activities at home, there’s one more thing you’re missing: and that’s reading the books left on your shelf.
Based on several research and sciences, reading has been proven beneficial to people’s health which reduces any risk of depression, stress, and Alzheimer’s. According to an infographic created by The Expert Editor, all points in the story, including the characters, main plot, and other subplots, creates new memories in people’s brains that would create new synapses and strengthen the existing ones.
To maximize all the free time you have while on quarantine, here are some books to finish as soon as possible (and are also in trend these days).
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend is the second book of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, and it is said to be a major motion picture this year following the success of Crazy Rich Asians starring Constance Wu as Rachel Chu and Henry Golding as Nich Young.
While the first movie revolved on Rachel and Nick’s love story and how Rachel was shaken up after knowing that Nick belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Singapore, China Rich Girlfriend portrayed the disapproval of Nick Young’s mother, Eleanor Young, in their relationship and how her mother, with her health and power, will do anything to protect his son.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Who doesn’t know LJ? To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is one of the most popular and talked-about book-turned-film on Netflix. Though the first film premiered on Netflix in 2018 and garnered a lot of praises by books and film geeks, the third and last book of the trilogy has no final date of release yet but the stars revealed in an Instagram post that they have already been in the set of Always and Forever, Lara Jean when they announced the release of PS. I Still Love You.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before introduced Lara Jean as someone who writes love letters to all the boys she felt intense passion for. Since junior high, she has already written five love letters to five different names and in each letter, he describes her feelings when they met. She keeps all these letters in a safe box in her closet. Apparently, she’s not the only one who knew about the letters. Kitty, her sister, sent all these love letters to all of the boys. The next day in school, LJ was confronted by Peter Kavinsky while holding the love letter she had written. Two other recipients also confronted her that day, Josh and Lucas.
The second film, PS. I Still Love You, was released early this year on Netflix where it revolved on LJ’s on-going relationship with Peter Kavinsky and the other recipient of her love letters, John Ambrose.
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson
It’s not just about fiction books. In this world full of failures and negativity, there are books on self-help; and it’s one of the reasons why self-help books of Mark Manson exist.
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope is the second book of the two-series followed by The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. While the first book discussed things to become better and happier people and avoiding being “positive” all the time, the superstar blogger looks further between the relationship of people with money, entertainment, and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
Japan is known for “Ikigai” which comes from combining two symbols that translate into “life” and “to be worthwhile”. Millions of Japanese people have every reason to wake up in the morning, and the book by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles showed its readers the ten rules of ikigai that they always have to remember.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life discusses people’s stress and existential crisis and taking note of all the flaws of one’s self and supplementing it with the ikigai formula to make it better.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
From the best-selling author and Brazilian novelist, The Alchemist is one of the books of Paulo Coelho that has been continuously read by people worldwide.
The book tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who desires to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest led him to riches far different and far more satisfying than he imagined. The book further teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens in life, and most importantly, to follow our dreams.
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