I don’t know if all of you know but I am a very keen reader. During this stay home period I have managed to read so many books! I know it seems like hard work but why not try reading an English book to brush up your skills and learn some new vocabulary? Its probably easier than you think and if you use an e-reader you can also use the dictionary function. These books are interesting and easy to read.
1 Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, By Cho Nam-Joo
This was originally a Korean book that has been recently translated to English. It has been a discussion point for many people. The book is about a girl who is born in a normal Korean family and about the way her family raises her. It is about the differences between the way boys and girls are treated and how that can be a problem and unfair. As the girl grows up it also talks about the different problems she faces growing up as a girl and then as a woman. A lot of feminists like this book. Even if you are not interested in that I think it’s a book that will make you think about the different treatment of boys and girls and it will make you think back to your childhood.
2 Convenience Store Woman, By Sayaka Murata
This book was very interesting for me. It is a Japanese book that has been translated into English. It is about a woman who has been working at a convenience store for 18 years. To be honest this book doesn’t have a very exciting story but it is a book that will make you think deeply. It made me think a lot about the Japanese spirit (always doing your best, give everything your all) and the way that some people struggle to fit in with society. It can be very hard just to live life sometimes but this book shows that everybody can find a place to belong.
3 Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey
This book is an Australian one that has actually been turned into a movie too. It pains a very clear image of country Australia and the problems that we still face with racism. This book is about a missing girl and the unlikely friendship between an Aboriginal boy and a white Australian boy. It is a mystery adventure that will make you think deeply about discrimination. School kids in Australia often study this book so it is highly recommended by me!
Thank you for reading this blog. I hope that some of you might take the time to read some of these. Please feel free to ask me for recommendations anytime.
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