Books are useful pieces of equipment to have around, and never more so than when a new perspective is needed in life.
Here are my thoughts:
Fred & Edie by Jill Dawson
Isn’t young love grand? This book will remind you about cause and effect, about actions and consequences, and about how the hand of time can change outcomes substantially.
Although this is fiction, the basis is from the true story of Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters.
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
This is an extraordinary piece of writing, enigmatic and enchanting, it leaves and the reader with a tingling sensation. This will make you rethink your liberties, your choices, and your loves.
The Gift by Cecila Ahearn
A life lesson in introspection, it is never too late to take a good long look at yourself from someone else’s point of view.
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
This one could be used for a variety of different perspectives; lifestyles, time management, breaking out of a rut, but it will definitely leave you with questions.
An amazing journey. As a twin myself it has often crossed my mind how I would go on without my other half, and this story about bereavement, grief and the mind hits the creative imagination nail right on the head for me.
The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick aged 81 by J. B. Morrison
Age is a funny old thing. Determined by the hands of time, the body grows weary, the mind however may stay youthful. Funny, heartfelt, and something that will make you revisit your ideas about growing older, becoming wiser, relationships and the notions of socially constructed ‘norms’.
The Scattered and the Dead by Tim McBain
For the ultimate alternative perspective, in the event of apocalypse, drink tea or some disgusting vitamin drink. If you need to appreciate what you have, if you think you’re taking your friends for granted, or if you just need to see things from the other side.
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