In case you missed it, much-loved local bookstore Booksale has decided to go digital during quarantine, allowing you to get your hands on great reads on a budget at the comfort of your own home.
You may buy books and other work essentials on the shop's official Facebook page and either claim your purchases at their physical store or have your picks delivered to your doorstep.
If you need a guide for your next book shopping spree, look no further as listed below are book recommendations to match your different moods. Who know, these may just help you cope with your pandemic fret?
Happy reading, bookworms!
When you’re feeling uninspired…
“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tells the story of a young boy who learns to stay brave and hopeful in pursuit of his dreams, focusing on his “personal legend” despite the hurdles and obstacles that come his way.
When you’re feeling stuck in life…
“Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment talks about living in the moment and what makes it the most precious thing there is.
When you’re feeling in love…
“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.” ― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
The story of Natasha (an immigrant scheduled for deportation within the day) and Daniel (who is going for his parents’ dreams for him instead of his own) is showcased on Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star, highlighting the incredible feeling of love at first sight. What makes it an even more exhilarating read? It’s narrated in their POVs!
When you’re looking for change...
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” ―
Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love talks about how the different realities of life — no matter how harsh some may be — can lead to happiness, contentment, and self-discovery.
When you’re feeling down…
“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” ―
Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project will teach you how to create genuine happiness and live on your own terms, using philosophy, science, and real-life instances.
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