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Wednesday Wisdom: Selected Books of This Week!

One’s outlook and style of life can be altered by books. A fan of books will never pass up the opportunity to read a wonderful book. Here to guide you choose a few good books is Dona from the WhatsOn editorial! Have fun reading!

Spare by Prince Harry

The book is divided into three roughly equal parts: Harry’s childhood, the unexpected death of his mother, Diana, and his years of education, particularly at Eton; his young adulthood, his military career along with his ongoing search for love and his growing hostility towards the paparazzi (or “paps”); and in the third part, meeting Meghan, his deepening relationship with her, their changing relationship with his family, and his fatherhood. Trauma, betrayal, and loss are recurring themes in the novel and are equally relatable.

Even though Spare was preceded by numerous pre-publication leaks and a great deal of hostility towards the Sussexes after their choice to leave the British Royal family, its success is not surprising. Since then, they have used a variety of mediums to discuss their decision to move on, including podcasts, television appearances, a Netflix series, and the book. There is a reason the book has done so well, aside from a natural interest about the Royals, who are frequently verging on the vile, because it is eloquent, captivating, and entertaining. Harry’s himself-narrated audio book is also said to have performed well with a different crowd. The strangest book ever penned by a royal is surely this one.This book was published on 10th January, 2023.

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

By now, the number of books describing the issues with straight relationships could cover an entire shelf. Monica Heisey is a comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter. Her debut book is about one woman’s messy search for happiness after an unplanned breakup, and it’s both hilarious and painfully relatable.

Maggie is in a tailspin. She is about to get divorced at the age of 28, and most of her friends are either perpetually single or about to embark on a failed marriage. Maggie is extremely relatable despite being at odds with her peers because of her marital status. She gets her validation from the resoundingly favorable reactions to vague tweets about males being trash, and growing up in the early 2000s with its heroin chic has given her a tumultuous relationship with her body. Maggie battles to hold herself accountable because, like many of us, she is accustomed to blaming her problems on late-stage capitalism or the resurgence of the low-rise jean. It was published on 17th Jnuary,2023.

MAAME by Jessica George

A young British woman from a Ghanaian household reevaluates her obligations in the wake of a loss.

Although she goes by Maddie in George’s compelling coming-of-age story, Maddie’s family refers to her as Maame, which means woman. On the surface, this nickname is praise for Maddie’s reliability. Though she’s only 25, she works full time at a London publishing company and cares for her father, who’s in the late stages of Parkinson’s disease. James, Maddie’s older brother, shows little interest in pitching in, and their mother runs the family business while she lives in Ghana. She always calls Maddie when she needs money, and Maddie accepts these demands and responsibilities without grumbling, never venting to her peers about her frustrations: “We’re Ghanaian, so we do things differently,” is ingrained in her.

Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George’s Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and poignancy: from familial duty and racism, to female pleasure, the complexity of love, and the life-saving power of friendship. Most important, it explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures―and it celebrates finally being able to find where you belong.

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy  Willingham

Stacy Willingham’s thrilling novel All the Hazardous Things, about a desperate mother with a troubled background, is the follow-up to her instant New York Times bestseller A Flicker in the Dark.

Today, Stacy Willingham makes a comeback with ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS, her sophomore thriller. This lyrical, immersive mystery explores one mother’s waking nightmare and the perilous secrets she will learn as she searches for the truth about the two tragedies that have shaped her life. This year’s holiday break saw me devour ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS, and I found it to be one of the few books that is genuinely difficult to put down.

ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS alternates between the past and present as it explores the darkest facets of one mother’s life as she looks into the disappearance of her son a year prior and, in the process, faces long-buried secrets from her own upbringing. Dual timelines are skillfully used by Stacy Willingham to provide mystery and atmosphere. While Stacy Willingham’s deep writing immerses readers in our protagonist’s progressively erratic mental condition, her skillful use of two timeframes adds interest and atmosphere to this gripping mystery.

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