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. The Secret Life of the Mind – How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides  by Mariano Sigman

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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. The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Peter Bailey Mistress Mary the sour girl from India, Collin the shut up and weak raja-like young master, Dickon the moor lad and animal charmer, […]

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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. It’s quite a shame that the author has done a quite good job yet the plot […]

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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 Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – Adrian Mole Series, Book 1 by Sue Townsend The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole – Adrian Mole Series, Book 2 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 […]

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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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