Wednesday Wisdom: 5 wonderful books to read this weekend!

Wednesday Wisdom: 5 wonderful books to read this weekend!
Wednesday Wisdom: 5 wonderful books to read this weekend!

This week we bring you a collection of books with universal themes, characters, emotions, and experiences to enjoy!

Havenfall by Sara Holland

Author of The New York Times bestseller ‘Everless’ brings you a gripping fantasy series blending spirituality and magic. Sara Holland takes the reader through the story of Maddie a young girl who visits her Uncle In at Haven fall for Summer. But things are not as what they seem at Havenfall. Maddie comes across a secret gateway to other words of long-sealed magic. However, a death found on the ground complicates the situation for Maddie and her friend Brekken who stands accused of the murder. What follows is a journey of finding the truth and self purpose.

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life by Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

Ikigai refers to the Japanese word for ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’, and finding your ikigai is easier than you might think! This book aims to help you work out what your own ikigai is and equip you with the tools that you need to change your life. This book is a must-read for anyone who needs to recenter themselves and find a sense of balance that they may have lost.

Stim: An Autism Anthology
Stim: An Autism Anthology By Lizzie Huxley-Jones

Around one in one hundred people in the UK are autistic, and the saying goes that if you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person. Autistic people’s personalities, differences and experiences outweigh the diagnostic criteria that link them, yet stereotypes persist and continue to inform a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is to be autistic. Rarely do autistic people get a chance to speak for themselves, but this insightful and eye-opening collection of essays, fiction and visual art showcases the immense talents of eighteen of the world’s most exciting autistic writers and artists.

The Immortalists book cover
The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin 

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children–four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness–sneak out to hear their fortunes. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.

Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt

Last but not the list we have a beautiful graphic novel on our list. Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault portray the life of a young boy who is from a broken family. His dad is an alcoholic who lives in the countryside and his over-anxious mother lives in the city. Loius and his younger brother truffle travel back and forth between their parent’s house. One summer the four unites and everything seems to be perfect but things take a u-turn once again. The book illustrated the complexity of family relationships through the sensitive and wise eyes of Lious.