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Bel Ami
Bel Ami provides a fascinating portrayal of French society in the late 19th century, depicting the ambitions, desires, and social dynamics of the time. The novel offers a window into the lives of different social classes, their struggles, and their interactions, making it a valuable historical and sociological document.
Marriage Bureau
At a time when internet dating is booming across all ages and classes and women are setting the agenda as never before, some things have not changed: You can't always leave love to chance. And whether the search begins with an app in the 21st century or a visit to two young but savvy matchmakers in the 1940s, the desire for lifelong happiness with a perfectly suited partner remains the same.
Parnassus on Wheels
The charming and light-hearted novel celebrates the joy of reading, the importance of literature, and the power of pursuing one's passions. It tells the story of a middle-aged woman named Helen McGill who embarks on an unexpected adventure.
The Ted Dreams
Recently widowed Philly keeps dreaming of her dead husband Ted – strange dreams of a paranormal alternate reality: why is her new husband Robbie so interested in them? He works for a mysterious genetic research company called Portal Inc. But what exactly is Robbie’s job? Did he seduce Philly by feeding her experimental new drugs? Was Ted’s death intended? Such suspicions make Philly doubt her sanity – yet something about her new marriage doesn’t quite ring true…
Loving Ordinary Life: The Self-Help Book for People Who Are Tired of Self-Help Books
There are many books and courses about self-motivation and inspiration. You might have heard hundreds of platitudes and affirmations. Each of them sounds valid but their utility is limited when you find yourself stuck in a pit of pain and despair. Loving Ordinary Life is meant to make a functional difference. It is designed so that you can listen to any section and find the inspiration to act and improve your life when you're feeling down.
No Longer Human
A classic of Japanese literature. The novel provides a raw and unflinching look at the struggles and complexities of the human experience, particularly regarding mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Dazai's writing is deeply introspective and empathetic, allowing readers to connect with the protagonist's struggles on a personal level.
Dark Game
Dark Game is a gritty, twisted, and dark police procedural with multiple threads. The book stars DI Kelly Porter, a dedicated detective who used to work with the MET at MIT. After a scandal forces Kelly out of the MET, she returns to the Lake District to take up another position. Having grown up in this small town, Kelly expects her job to be easy compared to what she was used to, chasing criminals in the streets of London. But Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community - the abduction and brutal murder of a 10-year-old girl.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret Philosophy for a Happy Healthy Long Life With Joy and Purpose Every Day
Ikigai, or the Japanese concept of finding your purpose, is the key to living a meaningful life. Just try it.
The Love Compass: A Girl’s Guide to Finding Authentic Love
The Love Compass book is the passion project of Stefani Seek to help thousands of young women find their authentic voice in relationships. It is a guide to help you navigate the tricky and awesome world of dating and relationships. While the stories are based on male-female relationships, the advice and journaling exercises in the book apply to all sexual orientations.
Why you should forget about setting goals | ReThinking with Adam Grant
For someone who doesn't believe in goal setting, Emmanuel Acho is highly accomplished. He's a former NFL linebacker, a TV sports analyst and the bestselling author of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" -- and hosts a video series and podcast of the same name. In this episode, he shares why he's "anti-goals," how he consistently achieves greatness without pursuing success and what sports have taught him about living a creative life. (This episode is part of the TED Talks Daily end-of-year wrap-up. As 2022 draws to a close, we're sharing some of the most perspective-expanding ideas from the TED Audio Collective to give you a sense of the bigger picture, help you better understand the trends of the past year and get ready for the one ahead.)
Around the World in Eighty Days
An adventure novel with grand dreams of circumnavigating the known world in less than three months set the Victorian world alight in 1872. The time when the first 'around-the-world' cruises came true.
A Study in Scarlet
First Sherlock Holmes story that was published by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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