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As November has started, here are some of the books which you can read.

As November has started, here are some of the books which you can read. At last, November is known for its coziness and reading, right?

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This is a book written by a Swedish writer, Fredrik Backman. This book is all about a man called Ove, who “points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell." Well, little did people know that the reason behind this behaviour was an sample amount of sadness and grief. But, one day comes in November, a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox. This incident changes Ove's life for... Read to know whether it changed for good or worse!

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

This book is written in the form of a letter by a young Vietnamese American nicknamed, Little Dog. The letters in this books are written for Little Dog's mother, Hong, who is illiterate. In this book, the author traces the life of his maternal grandmother, Lan; Rose, the author's mother; and, a young white man named, Trevor, with whom Little Dog established a romantic relationship. Interestingly, this book was later adapted into a film by Bing Lu, the director of Oscar-nominated documentary 'Minding The Gap'.

How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino

This book is about a 15-year-old boy named, Junichi Honda, nicknamed Koperu, and his uncle. Koperu, after his father's death, moved to his uncle's house. There, he experiences and observes various events in school life with friends, and learn a lot about life. Towards the end of the book, Koperu writes a decision on his future way of living, and the author leaves a question for the readers which said, “how do you live?" This book is a definitely a good read for those who are into observing.

Falling In Love Again by Ruskin Bond

Well, this book is all about warmth, love, and comfort. Written by one of the brilliant authors, you will find some of the heartwarming love stories written in this book. Not only are the stories about love, but also about heartbreak and other strong emotions as well. So, if you are someone who is looking to read something which can comfort you this November, then this is the right book! P.S.– I believe that Ruskin Bond's books are meant to be read in all seasons.

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

This book is written by an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor. In this book, the author writes about his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during the World War II. The book primarily intends to to answer the question "How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?" The book is divided into two parts, where part one includes Frankl's analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, and part two talks about his ideas of 'meaning' and his theory called 'logotherapy'.

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