Are you tired of staying online all day long? Working from home and studying remotely, it’s quite easy to imagine. Now is the right time to pick up a good book and expand your reading list with one of the recently-published novels or fiction essays. Check out what’s new on the bookshelves using our brief literature guide.
1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
A new thriller from the award-winning author of Station Eleven will make you instantly forget about dull routine. An atmosphere of mystery and suspense covers Vancouver Island where a hotel bartender is leaving her so-called husband whose international financial empire has just collapsed. In a while, one of the victims of this financial scheme happens to investigate a strange incident—a woman vanishing from the ship into the sea. The Glass Hotel will take you to luxury hotels as well as city slums that all share common greed, delusion, and crime.
2. Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
An article under the same title written by Petersen in 2019 gathered millions of reads as people all over the world related to the burnout issue. This book offers you a bit more detailed insight into the workplace, school, and family issues that have brought us here. Are there any solutions to fighting burnout, you will ask. As a student, you can actually delegate duties and ask for help using RapidEssay and similar services. The author however puts understanding of this phenomenon as the first and foremost condition that will help us become happier and finally manage tasks on our to-do list that goes on and on.
3. Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
If you would like more suspense for this season, here is another novel that can become your next must-read. Taking her dog for a walk in the woods, a woman finds a strange note that tells about a murder and a dead body that must lie right there. However, there is no dead body anywhere around. When the heroine starts to speculate on who the victim was and who might be the murderer, life circumstances suddenly start matching her imaginary descriptions. Is this investigation real or just a ghost of her own past? Death in Her Hands looks like a fine detective story that quickly winds up into something more sophisticated.
4. The Comeback by Ella Berman
Are you in a mood for behind-the-scenes intrigues, secrets, and tough challenges taken by a young Hollywood actress in the midst of her career? Then The Comeback is the story for you! Being nominated for her first Golden Globe, Grace Turner suddenly disappears from LA. She comes back in a year, only now the actress is determined to go on with her career on her own terms. This empowering novel tells about a young woman taking courage to speak for herself, which is only a beginning of the fight for integrity and autonomy in the film business.
5. Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas
Need to cheer up when reality looks gloomy? Then the book of R. Eric Thomas will help you see the college environment in a more positive way. This is a bright collection of the author’s memoirs on his experiences through childhood, high school, and college years. As an African-American child in a white and prosperous neighborhood, the author was repeatedly reminded that he was different. It is a real-life though upbeat story of what it takes to see yourself as “normal” while being different from the rest of the world.
6. Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil
Are you interested in many effects social platforms have on us? Joanne McNeil presents her own insight into what keeps us online and what we need most in this digital reality. Devoid of nostalgia and criticism, her story tells us about the benefits and possibilities we can gain from our strong online presence. When it seems that we know everything about such an essential thing as the internet, it’s time to learn more about how it makes us better humans.
If you think that reading a book is an outdated leisure-time experience, pick up a story from our list. It will help you relax and switch your brain from work or studying.