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7 Books That'll Open Your Eyes To A New Perspective

Like a lot of my buddies, I've resolved to read more books this year. After all, we gain so much from expanding our literary endeavors. While I am typically a vintage books kind of gal, it certainly is refreshing to see modern novels that focus on relevant issues.

If you are searching for a new perspective around the world, then take a look at these 7 top modern books:

1. “This Is when It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel

Rosie and Penn start a parenting journey they never expected when Claude, one of their five biological sons, struggles together with his gender identity. Through the novel, they learn to navigate the challenges of keeping his identity a secret and also the dangers that result from breaching trust. Filled with heartbreak and humor, “This Is How It Always Is” captivated me with its raw honesty. I laughed, cried, and cherished each character. This novel is a must read!   

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This is How it Always is as simple as Laurie Frankel was the final book I were able to squeeze in prior to the end of November. I truly enjoyed reading this book & found Frankel's style of writing very easy & engaging to see. The novel is a modern family drama that centres around Rosie, Penn & their five boys, one of whom is born Claude, but decides he really wants to be a girl as he matures. There have been a lot of layers to this story & it contained so many inspirational messages at its core. Although this novel was mainly about a gender non conforming child, I also took away from this novel the idea that using the unbeaten path in anyones life might not necessarily be easy, but that it's worth it in the end . . . . . . . . . #bookstagrammer #bookclub #bookishlove #hellosunshinebookclub #reecewitherspoonbookclub #hellosunshine #bookstagram #thisishowitalwaysis #lauriefrankel #bookreview #bookreviewer

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2. “Coming Clean” by Kimberly Rae Miller

Mental illness is a predominant theme in “Coming Clean,” although not within the ways you might anticipate. This memoir shares the true experience with a young woman who grew up in a home that “started to resemble the bottom of a garbage can.” Her father's compulsive hoarding and mother's addiction to shopping threatened her relationship with her parents. It is just like the show “Hoarders: Buried Alive,” but from the look at a family member as opposed to the hoarder themselves.

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Well, that answers that. My local library does carry my books. Right next to Arthur Miller's biography. @huntlibny

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3. “Call Me Tuesday” by Leigh Byrne

Some events change everything. Tuesday Storm learned this difficult lesson first-hand after her sister's illness and a tragic accident renders her mother mentally unstable. This fictional memoir highlights the realities of abusive homes, including the fearful desperation of Tuesday's father because he wages an interior war to divulge his wife's secrets for the sake of his daughter.

4. “Bear Town” by Fredrik Backman

Backman certainly displays his creativity in this captivating novel. The small community of Bear Town revolves around its local hockey team. Although the opening chapters might edge for non-sports fans, “Bear Town” touches on current issues like sexual assault, homophobia, and sexism as people in the city go to great lengths to preserve their image-even in the event that entails compromising their morals. I greatly appreciate how the storyline explores issues from multiple viewpoints: the victim's, the abuser's, and every of their parents', coaches', and friends.'

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Beartown explores the hopes that bring a little community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it requires for a person to go from the grain. Within this story of the small forest town, Fredrik Backman finds the entire world. Named one of the best books of the season, you'll find <> available in all Diwan branches! #diwan_zamalek #diwan_maadi #diwan_heliopolis #diwan_tivolizayed #wedeliver #availableonlineandinstores #bookoftheyear2020 #beartown #incairo

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5. “The Atonement Child” by Francine Rivers

Dynah Carey seems to have the ideal life having a loving family along with a handsome fiancé. That's, until she's raped. An unwanted pregnancy leaves her confronted with a difficult decision. Does she embrace the budding life inside of her or should she compromise her Faith to end her nightmare? Abortion is a controversial topic, and Francine Rivers does an amazing job at conveying the reasons of the woman's choice.

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"Ethan isn't God, Dynah. No matter how much you love him." Joe to Dynah. " ….behold, I will allure her, and produce her in to the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her." Hosea 2:14 "Everything work together for the good of those that love God and therefore are called according to His purpose on their behalf. Isn't that true, Joe? " Dynah to Joe. "God is molding you in to the beautiful woman He wants you to definitely be." Hannah to Dynah. #TheAtonementChild #Februarybookofthemonth. #readingclub. #writetreasurez. Date of review: This Saturday, 25th of February. Time: 10am Venue: Holy Rosary College, No 1 Isaac Boro Street Old GRA, Port Harcourt. Help someone understand to the well. #lovebooks #bibliophiles #bookaddict #bookstagram #booklove #readingclub #bookworm #bookaholic #readingclub #writetreasurez #portharcourt #nigeria

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6. “Call Me From your Name” by André Aciman

“Call Me By Your Name” isn't one of those generic summer romance books. Elio meets Oliver, his father's most promising student, at his parents' elegant Italian mansion. The boys cannot deny their growing affections as they test out their sexuality. The novel provides a real, raw view of homosexuality that avoids the clichés of both LGBT and heterosexual love stories.

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7. “Dreamland” by Sarah Dessen

Caitlin is a senior high school girl seeking a whirlwind romance. She soon meets Rogerson, and becomes fascinated with how different he's using their company boys at her school. Despite his abusive home, Caitlin continues to be surprised when he hits her the very first time. Sarah Dessen is a fabulous YA author with plenty of books out, and in “Dreamland,” her talent definitely shines as she explores the conflict of cutting ties with an abusive relationship.

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By Stina- so Steph S and that i picked this as our latest summer buddy read. I finished this one first. I included vegan cookies within this picture simply because they speak a lot about some vegan food and cookies are mentioned to be dry and crappy. I wish to go on record as saying that cookies are probably my personal favorite food. I take vegan cookie defamation as the highest form of insult. In order to only assume the author has eaten crappy vegan cookies from someone who's bad at cooking. Don't listen to her, vegan cookies are amazing. ANYWAY So I won't give you much of a review.. Except to state that it was a very hard book that i can read. It had been thoughtful, intriguing and well done. I hated it. Haha it's among those books that may change your perception, it's certainly worth a read. #sarahdessen #dreamland #sarahdessenbooks #sarahdessendreamland #sarahdessensummer #bookstagram #booknerd #book #buddyread

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The insight these books offer is infinitely valuable. Whether or not they align with your personal situation or not, they've the power to revolutionize your opinions. The next time you need new things to see, give one of these simple novels a try!

What books have you been reading since the start of the new year? Tell us!

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