In today's virtually connected world where education happens on a mobile phone and companies function through emails, it is becoming increasingly difficult to create new relationships.
No more lounging in the canteen, gossiping by the water filter and having secret rendezvous with strangers. So what do you do when you're in desperate need of good company?
The answer is lying on your dusty shelf - pick up a book.
We bring you recommendations that'll remind you of everything that you're missing this pandemic, starting with:
If you miss hanging out with your buddies and want to have new experiences, you should immediately pick up Harry Potter !
A book for people of all ages, Harry Potter will take you on a magical-mystery ride with your new best friends.
The major themes of love stories, loss and friendship run deep within the series.
It is an unforgettable journey that will leave you craving for more.
2. Family and Love
Who doesn't love a good Jane Austen novel when you are missing out on family gossip, new acquaintances and heartbreaking betrayals.
Pride and Prejudice will make you revisit sneaky glances, awkward silences and dreamy proposals.
This book is perfect for someone looking for romance with a tinge of controversy in their life.
3. Road Trip
With the strict travel restrictions throughout the world, it is easy to miss the days of adventure.
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara is a book that'll help you deal with the unending wanderlust in these trying times.
Follow their journey as they discover South America and its people on the back of a 1939 Norton 500cc cylinder motorcycle.
4. Therapy and Hope
Wonder what your therapist's therapist has to say about them?
That's right, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by therapist Lori Gottlieb is a light and inspiring memoir that will fill you with joy, laughter and tears.
It is the perfect pick for anyone looking to lighten up and wanting to gain a fresh perspective on life, in the middle of a crisis.
5. Life and Other Things
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is one that'll remind you of the little things that make life seem inspiring and beautiful.
From kind strangers to grumpy neighbors to unexpected friends, this book covers it all.
The characters in the book will remind you of someone you know, creating a bond at the very first instant.
If you're looking for a reason to smile, pick up this heart warming read now!
6. Fairy-Tale Escape
While we're all waiting to wake up from this dream, why not escape directly into the world of modern fairy-tales?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is a fantasy series inspired by the most famous fairy tales like Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and more.
A futuristic take and a strong familiarity with the characters, these books reignite your belief just like a good old fairy-tale!
By now you know about the whole wide world of books waiting for you to explore.
So pick up a book and go on your next adventure.
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