The best books on Asia

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There are many great books out there that talks about the different parts of Asia. If you’re interested in reading books about adventures in Asia or story plots that describe various places in Asia, we recommend that you continue to read on as we’ll be listing some of our recommendations below.

Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson

The book is mainly about the author’s experience in hitch-hiking while he was in Japan. Will hitchhiked for 1,800 miles through the north of Japan. He tells us about everything he has encountered during his journey in Japan.

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

The Shanghai Girls are based on China’s history when the Japanese bombed the country. The story focuses on two sisters who went through the difficulty of escaping their country and start a new life in America. It also tells us the experience of the life of an immigrant living in the USA back in the war times.

Backpacker Business by Nikki Scott

The book is about the author Nikki and how became a backpacker traveller to a business entrepreneur. Nikki was a complete beginner in backpacking when she decided to travel around Asia. The book will teach you to think differently about the kind of life you want to lead. At the end of her travels, she discovered on how businesses are run in Asia. By the end of her journey, Nikki launched her first travel magazine across Asia.

Mission Mongolia by David Treanor

The mission Mongolia is about two friends who have decided to travel from London to Mongolia using an old and cheap van. They are both redundant journalists who are looking for an adventure from their daily routine. Throughout their journey, they’ve come across cheerful locals who have helped them along the way. They were also able to experience the darkest sides of the country.

Tips to improve your reading hobby

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Many people enjoy reading books as their hobby, but did you know there are many ways you can get more fulfilment from reading. Let’s take a look at the following tips you can try to improve your reading hobby.

Location

Finding the perfect place to read without any distractions is ideal as you don’t want to be interrupted by any noises around you. The perfect place to read would be an area where there it’s quiet and has a calming atmosphere. A few examples include your local library, small coffee shop or a quiet space in your own home.

Themes and topics

Instead of sticking with the same genres of books, it might be worth trying out a different topic that you find interesting. Choosing a topic that you’re most interested will keep you entertained throughout and less likely to bore you. This way you’re more likely to finish the book you’re reading till the end.

Take breaks

Many bookworms tend to read the whole book in one go, instead of doing a reading marathon, it’s best to take some breaks in between. Taking breaks will help you be more aware and alert of the information that you’re trying to read. Breaks such as stretching, napping, walking or even listening to music.

Reading position

Find a reading position that you’re most comfortable. It will be different for everyone. You can see which one works for you by trying out a variety of positions from sitting, lying down or any other position you’re most comfortable with.

Passion for reading

Having a passion for reading and learning is essential. Don’t read a book just to impress everyone around you, make sure you are reading for your benefit and because you want to. Never read a book just because everyone one around is reading something.

Best autobiography books to read

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1. Autobiography of Mark Twain
The Autobiography of Mark Twain showcases the author’s life from his childhood to his adultery. In this book, you will find a variety of different elements in Mark’s life including the drama, laughter, creativity and much more. It’s a great read for people who are a big fan of Mark Twain.

2. Chronicles by Bob Dylan
It’s worth a read for those who highly appreciates music and Bob Dylan himself. Throughout his life, you will find that Bob Dylan has always been passionate about his music career. The book tells you about his life when he was younger and how he landed his first album in the music industry.

3. The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank
The books contain about Anne’s life during the World War 2 and her constant struggle as being a Jewish girl during that era. The book details her life’s experience as a young girl which revolves around friendships, love and Anne’s education.

4. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama’s autobiography entails about his early struggles with racism and his previous relationship experiences between his families. The book is beautifully written, and a must have collection for any book lovers.

5. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway is one of the best writers that has ever lived in history. The book talks about Ernest’s life experience as a young aspiring writer in the 1920s. It also contains his daily activities and conversations he’s had while living in Paris. It’s an inspiring read for aspiring writers like Ernest.

6. Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson
If you’ve come across the ‘Virgin’ brand, then you’ve probably heard of Richard Branson. Richard is one of the most successful and richest entrepreneurs in his generation. Throughout the book, you will find out how Richard Branson made his way to success and how his philosophy of ‘’Oh screw it, let’s do it’, changed his life. It’s a perfect read for anyone who is looking to create their own business.

Best books to read in 2017

We’re halfway through the year of 2017, but have you read any good or new books lately? If you’re a bookworm like us, who are always on a hunt for a good book to read then stay tuned as we’ve found a list of the best and new books you need to read for this year. Whether you prefer a non-fiction or a fiction book, do not worry as there are a variety of good books to be read this year. One of the articles below came from Vogue magazine where they covered the newest books to be unleashed this spring.

Vogue’s Must-Read Books For Spring 2017

 

 

 
The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)

Running by Cara Hoffman
In the 1980s, teenager Cara Hoffman ditched college and took off for Europe, occasionally sleeping in train stations and stowing away in Venetian water taxis. Just as her funds were running dangerously low, she heard about a place she could crash and earn a small commission working as a “runner” in Greece—that is, walking the length of trains and luring in unsuspecting tourists to the seedy hotels in the red-light district of Athens. Running, the novel inspired by these experiences, explores the dark, alluring intersections between love and survival. When Hoffman’s three young protagonists unwittingly become involved in an act of terrorism, the bonds they’ve formed are irreversibly fractured and each must deal with the cost.

5 classic books you must read before you die

Some books are never too old to read. You can read them again and again and still feel as good as the first time. They stand the test of time. Here are some classic books that you must read in your lifetime.

Moby Dick

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It was the most important American novel of the 19th century written by Herman Melville. The book is partly a true story of Essex. It is a story of a sea captain who was obsessed with hunting down a white whale. During his lifetime the book was not accepted well by the public as they were not familiar with the Biblical style of writing. The book became famous after his death.

Moll Flanders

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It is a great novel written by Daniel Defoe. Mall is the daughter of a convict who is determined to be a wealthy and respected lady. Sometimes the journey is amusing, and sometimes tragic. Moll gets married multiple times, turns into a prostitute, a con woman and even thief.

Pride and Prejudice

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It is one of the greatest books of all times written by Jane Austen. It is funny and romantic. There is Darcy, a very romantic man. The other characters are also very interesting which includes Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Elizabeth Bennet, and more. Here you will see how love makes a fool of a smart and strong person.

Vanity Fair

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It is a masterpiece by William Makepeace Thackeray. It is an epic of British life and the story of wicked heroine. The story is about a woman named Becky Sharp who uses her looks and charms to deceit, bewitch men and get money. It is all about the hypocrisies of the upper class.

Wuthering Heights

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It is a great novel written by Emily Bronte. The story is about the bad boy Heathcliff who falls in love with Cathy, a Yorkshire maiden. When Cathy chooses someone else as her husband, Heathcliff becomes mad and destroys both their lives.

These novels are still considered to be the best of all time. If you have not read these novels yet, you should read these before you die.