Hopefully Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and other books like it can provide a framework for each reader to reflect on this important topic and contribute to creating communities in which both extroverts, introverts, and everyone in between can contribute fully to their development.
Skloot narrates the science lucidly, tracks the racial politics of medicine thoughtfully and tells the Lacks family’s often painful history with grace.
...I thought this book provided some amazing insight on how good habits or bad habits can be created, refined, and extended.
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
...Helen Macdonald renders an indelible impression of a raptor’s fierce essence — and her own — with words that mimic feathers, so impossibly pretty we don’t notice their astonishing engineering.
As Mr. Foer's own occasional absent-mindedness should remind us, the human memory is a complicated, confounding subject. Yet, in the end, "Moonwalking With Einstein" proves uplifting: It shows that with motivation, focus and a few clever tricks, our minds can do rather extraordinary things.
Appraising the book by the peak-end rule, I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it.
The ending, in which her attacker comes after her once more, is the only part of the plot that feels forced. But the book's overall gritty realism and Melinda's hard-won metamorphosis will leave readers touched and inspired.
I really enjoyed this book, it made me think about the world around me, how grey it is and how much it is in need of more colours. The characters are also relatable. Finally, the vocabulary in this book is amazing...
Here, Brain on Fire has the potential to change untold lives. For that reason alone, it’s a much-needed achievement.
Her book is brave, dignified and painstakingly honest, even when it comes to the banal particulars of how she stayed afloat.
All of this is so profoundly sensible that you begin to wonder who could possibly disagree. The answer is, more or less, no one.
Green's novel is elegantly plotted, and as sad in places as one might expec...But it's also brimming with joy.
This book should appeal to tweens looking for a story that reflects their fears and experiences and gives them hope that things get easier.
A beautifully written, tragic book that will touch your heart. Jay Asher has done such a wonderful job and I will be looking to read more of his work in the future.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
The result is a sprightly, easygoing hybrid of fact, observation, advice and comedy, with Mr. Klinenberg, presumably, supplying the medicine — graphs, charts, statistics and the like — and Mr. Ansari dispensing the spoonfuls of sugar that help it go down.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
This book is aimed at anyone and everyone. Please read it if you’re aged 10 and above as it is quite disturbing and confusing.
...Gabaldon offers a fresh and offbeat historical view, framed by an intriguing contemporary issue of Claire's daughter's paternity