Methodology

The Art of Conversation – Change Your Life with Confident Communication  by Judy Apps Analysis conversations in a scientific way. The author focuses more on how you should take the conversation emotionally than just a few practical tips.

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A Little Something

Charlotte’s Web  by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams Being a true friend and do a little something in life. Garth Williams also illustrated the Little House Series, and Stuart Little also by E. B. White. Oh my I just love all his work. The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Peter Bailey

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New India

The Windfall  by Diksha Basu The Jha family got a website sold and thus became rich all of a sudden. It’s so oddly comforting to know that there’re so many similarities between Chinese society and Indian society, ie. the uncomfortable after social climbing, the brutal and pathetic rivalry on amost everything and widespread anxiety over money.

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One Missing Girl

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell Audiobook by Helen Duff Fifteen-year-old Ellie went mysteriously missing. While the police indicated that he might have run but the truth turned out to be so complicated that it formed a book.

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Romance Bubbles

The Kiss Quotient  by Helen Hoang Audiobook read by Carly Robins Not-so-rare plot of starting from money but ending in love. Only in this book the girl was the one who plays “rich but troubled”, the boy was “poor but attractive, positive and sensitive”.

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By Sixteen

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole – Adrian Mole Series, Book 2  by Sue Townsend Adrian turned 15 and 16. Adrian’s Father’s affair lead to an “illegitimate son” while his mother was pregnant. Got a little sister. Broke up and made up with Pandora. The first of the series The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 […]

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Crystals

Salt  by Mark Kurlansky Audiobook read by Scott Brick An interesting way to view through the world history by the history of salt. It’s amazing to know how cities and country relationships changed and how historically famous celebrities’ life got affected by salt industry.

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Not That Significant

Normal People  by Sally Rooney Life dramas in our own lives, no matter how devastating or significant they may look, may not be that important as we’d assumed. Being Judged may not last that long.  I never know just why is it so hard to speak out whole heartily.

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Little House

Little House in the Big Woods – Little House Series, Book 1  by Laura Ingalls Wilder audiobook read by Cherry Jones Stories told by Pa about the big woods and bears. Farmer Boy – Little House Series, Book 2  by Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustratrated by Garth Williams Almanzo the nine-year old boy and calves Star and Bright […]

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