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11 Best Books That Make You Think About Life

There are plenty of books that make you think about life but these are a collection of some that have made me reconsider some of my core beliefs and made me realise things I didn’t know. One of the best things about reading thought provoking books is that they open up windows into new worlds […]

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10 Best Books To Reread

Creating a list of the best books to reread isn’t easy. There are so many great books you could read and then read again, the list could contain 100 books. I’ve managed to get this one down to ten that I feel offer a lot of value and wisdom that you should read them again […]

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11 Best European History Books To Understand The Past and Present

Choosing the best European history books is no easy task. European history has often been tumultuous, barbaric and cruel, as well as inspirational, uplifting and revolutionary. It seems there’s no in-between in the over two thousand year history of Europe. Given recent developments with Russia’s war in Ukraine, I thought it would be helpful to […]

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11 Best George Orwell Books You Have To Read

Choosing the best George Orwell books is no easy task. He was responsible for some of the most famous and influential books ever written. Trying to narrow this list down to eleven presents a difficult challenge. However, after reading several of Orwell’s works, I feel I can give it a fair go. Orwell is most […]

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14 Best Books on Climate Change and The Environment

Wherever you are in the world, this collection of the best books on climate change will relate to you in some way. It doesn’t matter if you live in the Arctic Circle in Norway, or the South Island of New Zealand, climate change affects us all. I first became interested in climate change when I […]

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11 Best Books on Utopia You Have To Read

If you’re looking for books on utopia, you’ve come to the right place. Below are 11 of the best books that portray visions of a utopian future you have to read. The idea of a utopia is of a society that functions without strife and is considered to be a ‘perfect society. Many of these […]

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80 Great Book Club Questions To Spark Lively Discussion

If you’ve just joined a book club, or you’ve been in one for a while now, there’s one thing that always happens, you discuss the merits of books. That’s why it’s important to understand what makes great book club questions and what doesn’t. A good question can lead to interesting conversations, while bad ones can […]

How to read 100 books in a year
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How To Read 100 Books In A Year

If you’re an avid reader, there’s one question you might have asked yourself a few times. How many books can I read in a year? Then, you might have conjured up your next question: How to read 100 books in a year? Humans love round numbers and reading 100 books in a year has a […]

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How Long Does It Take To Read 200 Pages?

Reading books can take a long time. Ask anyone who’s read a big novel or a 600-page history book. These aren’t books you can read in a couple of hours. But, if you want to make a dent in some of your books, a question you might ask is, how long does it take to […]

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The Rules of Contagion summary

The Rules of Contagion is the best book to read if you want to understand how ideas and viruses spread. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s a phenomenon we could all do with understanding a little better. Contagion is when ideas or a virus rapidly spreads. In the context of a pandemic, it’s when a virus […]