5 Books to Make You Smarter

People read books for reasons including passing time by keeping them occupied. Some readers have favorite books. However, the choice of a book depends on the taste of the individual. Despite the choice of books, studies show that people who read widely are smarter. This is because reading helps people grow their vocabulary, knowledge of the world and opens up their levels of thinking.

Are lost on the books to read? Here are certain books that will definitely make you smarter:

Einstein’s Fridge: How the Difference Between Hot and Cold Explains the Universe by Paul Sen

This book is not only entertaining but also quite informative. It tells the story of scientists behind the theory of thermodynamics. Thermodynamics is a branch of physics dealing with energy and entropy. The theory explains every aspect of the world for both living and non-living things. Some of the areas covered in the theory include the behavior of cells, the limitation of computing and how the end of the universe. The book gives an account of different scientists in all branches of science including cosmologists, mathematics, engineers, chemists, biologists and physicists. These big names include: French military engineer and physicist Sadi Carnot, Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Emmy Noether, Albert Einstein, Lord Kelvin and James Joule.

Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion and What Makes us Good by Dilip Jeste and Scott Lafee

This book gives research based findings by UC San Diego neuropsychiatrist Dilip Jeste on how you can be wiser. As it turns out from his findings, wisdom is not a gift for the few but anyone can be wiser. The book explores the psychology and neurobiology of wisdom by analyzing both the biological and cognitive aspect. From his multicultural studies, the Doctor unveils the qualities of wise people. Some of these qualities as explained in his book include empathy and compassion among others. The authors also explain how we can use wisdom to overcome the present day challenges such as suicides, different addictions and loneliness. By reading this book you, will learn how you can grow in wisdom and use it to overcome the problems you encounter everyday to achieve your utmost potential.

The code breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

The writer of the book, Walter Isaacson is also the best selling author of the Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci. The code breaker gives an account of the events behind the works of the Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues. It highlights how they worked towards a revolutionary innovation for curing diseases and fending off viruses.

Seven and Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

The author of this book, Lisa Feldman Barrett is a Renowned neuroscientist. By reading her book, you get to understand where brains originate, and their structure. Also covered in this book is how the different brains work together to bring about feelings and sensation.

Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent IQ and Grit Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness by Craig Wright

The author of this book, professor Craig Wright is also the creator the Genius Course at Yale University. In his book, the professor digs deeper into the 14 traits of geniuses, some of which include maladjustment to obsession and curiosity. From reading the book, you get to understand how you can learn from the brilliant minds that revolutionized the world.

To wrap up, there are so many good books and we just selected a few that would be a major source of knowledge. If you are looking to increase your levels of knowledge on major areas of life, why not try out some of these amazing books?

Ryan Reynolds: Why Free Guy is more than a ‘video game movie’

Though Ryan Reynolds’ summer blockbuster Free Guy is set in a video game, this movie goes above and beyond the console.

What is the plot?

Set in Free City (which is the fictional backdrop of a popular video game), this film explores the life of Guy (a very normal, ordinary bank clerk). Guy learns to question the world around him, learning about his identity as a background character in a video game. Whilst other characters are operated by humans in the “real world”, Guy’s existence consists of repetitive menial routines. This is because he is a non-playable character.

No matter what happens to Guy during the day (whether he is injured, robbed at gunpoint, or simply engages in small talk with his barista) each morning is a fresh start and remnants of the previous day are wiped away.

Notably, Guy is the only non-playable character that is able to think for himself. As time goes by, he meets a Molotov girl (operated by a human in the “real world” named Millie) and communication begins. Millie supports Guy in finding out more about the fictional world around him. In turn, Guy is drawn in to challenge Antwan (Free City’s creator, a profit-chasing video gamer owner who stole Millie’s coding and Internet Protocol).

Why does it matter?

The film is certainly, in part, about video games. The Telegraph’s Ed Power notes that “Video gaming culture has a wide puerile streak, and Free Guy isn’t afraid to lean into it.” Molly Freeman from Screen Rant is in agreement, describing that Free Guy is “the best video game movie ever.”

However, there is more to it. “It’s interesting to me,” Reynolds adds. “Everybody says ‘it’s a movie based on a video game’. I really don’t think Free Guy is a video game movie. That’s like saying Titanic is a movie about boatmanship.

“It’s a movie about so much more. But I loved the narrow target we had to hit to create a world which felt authentic to gamers and then still smuggles this other story into that.”

And that story is about mutual respect, teamwork, and pride. Even a quick look at Ryan Reynolds’ YouTube campaign relating to this film tells you just that. In a video entitled ‘Best Supporting Actors‘, Reynolds shines a light on the film’s extras, and on the passions that make up the mosaic of their lives. ‘You know what? No ones in the background,’ sаys background actor Brandon Scales.

Although this film is set in a video game and reflects on pertinent issues in the technology sphere, it also touches on an aspect important to all of us: mutual respect and recognition. As Guy’s story shows, even a very ordinary background character has a winding story to uncover and a vital role to play.

Hallmark Movies Are Back for Another Holiday Season

It’s officially Christmas season, and viewers can count on Hallmark to get them in the holiday spirit. While this cable network spreads joy during the off-season, they double up the fun during the holiday season with back-to-back Christmas movies. This year, the movies began debuting on October 22, and there are over 30 new movies that will sequentially get released throughout the holiday season.

Hallmark features new movies each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. This season is packed with highly-anticipated reunions, sweet romances, and all of the popular hallmark favorites. Here is a list of movies from the Hallmark Channel, including those already being aired and those yet to air throughout the Christmas season at varying dates and times on the network. Note that all movies premiere at 8 p.m.

October Premiers

Here is a list of all movies that aired in October:

  1. Oct. 22: You me & the Christmas Trees
  2. Oct. 23: Boyfriends of Christmas Past
  3. Oct. 24: The Santa Stakeout
  4. Oct. 29: Christmas in Harmony
  5. OCT. 30: Coyote Creek Christmas
  6. Oct. 31: Christmas Sail

November Premiers

Here is a list of movies that aired in November:

  1. Nov. 5: Gingerbread Miracle
  2. Nov. 6: Next Stop, Christmas
  3. Nov. 7: A Christmas Treasure
  4. Nov. 12: Open by Christmas
  5. Nov. 13: My Christmas Family Tree
  6. Nov. 14: A Holiday in Harlem
  7. Nov. 19: Nantucket Noel
  8. Nov. 20: A Christmas Together with You
  9. Nov. 21: A Kiss Before Christmas
  10. Nov. 25: The Nine Kittens of Christmas
  11. Nov. 26: Christmas CEO
  12. Nov. 26: An Unexpected Christmas
  13. Nov. 27: Making Spirits Bright
  14. Nov. 27: Christmas at Castle Hart
  15. Nov. 28: Christmas in Tahoe
  16. Nov. 28: The Christmas Contest

December Premieres

Here is a list of December premieres, along with a small synopsis:

1. Dec. 3: Eight Gifts of Hanukkah

Stars: Inbar Lavi and Jake Epstein

A woman does everything in her power, including traveling to find her secret crush during Hanukkah.

2. Dec. 4: A Very Merry Bridesmaid

Stars: Emily Osment, Casey Deidrick

Leah’s 30th birthday is one day to Christmas, which happens to be her brother’s wedding day. While she’s accepted that her big day is on hold for that year, her childhood crush has a few tricks to make her birthday memorable.

3. Dec. 5: Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday

Stars: Ashley Williams, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Keith Robinson, Mark Deklin, Kevin Nealon, and Susan Yeagley.

Jennifer and Meg are sisters so close despite living hours from each other. During the holidays, they switch homes, giving them a new perspective on themselves and their relationship.

4. Dec. 10: A Dickens of a Holiday

Stars: Kristoffer Polaha and Brooke D’Orsay

In her attempt to make her hometown’s 100th annual Victorian festival special, Cassie invites her former classmate Jack, who is now a movie star, to play a Christmas carol.


5. Dec. 11: A Royal Queens Christmas

Stars: Megan Park and Julian Morris.

A prince goes to Queens during Christmas after a resident woman sends him an invitation to a children’s Christmas show he couldn’t pass up.

6. Dec. 12: Sister Swap: Christmas in the City

Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Williams, Keith Robinson, Mark Deklin, Kevin Nealon, and Susan Yeagley.

The movie picks up right where the ‘’Sisters Swap: A hometown holiday” left off. However, this time they team up to prepare their family restaurant for a local Christmas

7. Dec. 18: The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls

Stars: Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Sharon Lawrence, Jonathan Bennett, Brad Harder, and Treat Williams.

This is a follow-up to last year’s movie, ‘’The Christmas House”. The Mitchell brothers, Mike and Brandon, contest to see who can build the most magical Christmas house.

8. Dec. 19: ‘Tis the Season to be Merry

Stars: Rachel Leigh Cook, Travis Van Winkle, and Karen Malina White

Looking for inspiration for her new relationship book, Merry decides to spend her holidays in a cabin in Vermont. She meets Adam, an aid worker who offers her a life-changing perspective.

October Movie Theatre Sales Up; Signaling a Very Merry Christmas

Thanks to Halloween, theatres enjoyed good customer flow throughout October. From the looks of things, this holiday season is looking suitable for theatres too. Comscore records show that domestic box office stands to rake in over 600 million dollars this holiday season.

What Made October the Right Month

Virtually every week in October saw the release of a big film. Hits like Dune, Halloween Kills, No Time to Die, and Venom: Let there be Carnage were all opening on various dates giving theatres much need action. Thanks to these blockbusters, October will be the highest-grossing box office in 2021.

Theatres had taken a hit during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic. The recent improvements, though much appreciated, are still not at the pre-corona level. October only shows that the demand for movie theatres is resurfacing, and the business can expect a good business fortune in the coming months.

Domestic and international theatres have a lot to look forward to this holiday season, according to Shwan Robbins, the Chief Analyst at BoxOffice.com. This is thanks to some upcoming heavy hitters expected to roll out any time between November and December. First up is a movie that most fans have been anxiously waiting for, Eternals. The movie is set to roll out on November 5th. Staring famous actors like Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington, the movie is expected to attract a massive crow to theatres.

Two weeks after the release of Eternals, Ghostbusters: Afterlife by Sony goes live in theatres. This film stars Paul Rudd and is a continuation of the 1984 classic. Robbins added that these two films should see a good number of viewers make their way to the nearest movie theatre before December gets here with more movie goodness. Thanksgiving Day will see the release of Encanto, a Spanish animation that reminds viewers to mean toxic family dynamics before they become costly. Definitely, a must-watch for the whole family.

Next on the roster is House of Gucci, starring the one and only Lady Gaga. Viewers can not contain their excitement for the true-crime drama perfect for viewers of all ages. Once December rolls in, it’s all guns, blazing starting with the musical Westside Story by 20th Century Studios followed closely by Warner Bros’ The Matrix Resurrections.

In essence, December is dominated by Spider-man: No way Home. But before viewers get to enjoy Marvel’s most recent thriller film, they will be treated to Resurrections which will debut on HBO Max and in theatres simultaneously. It is essential to note CNN, Warner Bros, and HBO Max share the same corporate parent.

Then Spider-man: No Way Home debuts on December 17th. Based on previous performances by Marvel films, “Spider-man: No Way Home” may end up opening to $100 million or even more. If all goes as expected, 2022 holds the promise of good performance for theatres and BoxOffice. Viewers have their fingers crossed for a blockbuster movie from Marvel in 2022. Jeff Bock, the Senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations, told CNN Business that he believes Marvel has been the cornerstone of cinema for a hot minute now. He expects the new film to open big. Everyone expects a grand opening from marvel, and thanks to the hype around the film, it is highly likely to happen.

Filming of the Batgirl movie is expected to begin soon

Adil El Arbi, the co-director of Batgirl, teased in a recent Instagram Stories post that the new HBO Max Batgirl film will begin production shortly.

Adil El Arbi, the film’s co-director, has suggested that production would begin shortly. Arbi recently directed Bad Boys For Life with co-director Bilall Fallah, which fared very well for a film published in 2020 amid the current COVID-19 epidemic. Additionally, they are now serving as directors for Marvel Studios on the forthcoming Ms. Marvel series for Disney+. They’ve chosen Christina Hodson to write the script for Batgirl, after her work on Birds of Prey and the forthcoming The Flash film. Although the exact date of the film’s debut in 2022 is uncertain, it will be streamed primarily on HBO Max.

Leslie Grace to play the heroine

Leslie Grace has been cast as Batgirl in the upcoming DC Comics series. This means she will also play Barbara Gordon in the film, bringing her to the big screen for the first time since she first appeared on the ’60s Batman TV show.

Grace’s WB’s In the Heights adaption was her first film performance, and it was much praised when it was released. J.K. Simmons will reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Batgirl, but the storyline details are few at this point. Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, or another actor may reprise the role of Batman in the film, although it isn’t clear which one. Jacob Scipio is now playing an unspecified character, while Brendan Fraser is portraying the villain Garfield Lynns, popularly known as Firefly, in the next movie.

Adil El Arbi, one of the film’s co-directors, has now teased the start of production for the film. An Instagram Stories photo by Arbi (via ComicBook.com) shows him posing with what seems to be members of the film’s cast and crew. With the phrase “Getting closer to shoot,” it is safe to assume that the movie will begin production in the near future.

DC has not given Batgirl much chance to shine in live-action adaptations, despite her success in animation and comics. People who wish to see a fresh take on Barbara Gordon will like this forthcoming film. WB’s recent habit of not adhering to a strong line of continuity is also reflected in this new season of the show. Despite the fact that Simmons’ Gordon will appear, the fact that an unknown Batman may possibly arrive implies that they are less concerned with the issue. This might be a good thing for the movie since WB/DC have already had success with films like Joker and The Batman that are not related.

The picture shared by Arbi is an intriguing update on the highly awaited Batgirl film. Since the film is scheduled to be released in 2022, shooting will most likely begin within the next few weeks to guarantee that the film is ready for distribution on time. It is also evident that the filmmakers are enthusiastic about Batgirl and the film as a whole, which is quite nice to see. The standalone Batgirl film is essential for the character to be given the opportunity to become the leader in a picture, and this film seems to be on its way to achieving that goal.

Top 10 Best Music Moments from Quentin Tarantino Movies

Pulp Fiction – “Misirlou” Changing to “Jungle Boogie”

While we don’t hear the full song, “Misirlou” by Dick Dale is the tune most associate with Pulp Fiction.

This may be because the song is the first thing we hear at the beginning of the film. It plays during the opening credits before being abruptly cut off by someone switching radio stations, only to stop on “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 – O-Ren Ishii’s Entrance to the House Of Blue Leaves is Accompanied by “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”

“Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei is no doubt the theme of the two-part saga, Kill Bill.

Even though many may think of the song’s commanding presence at the House of Blue Leaves even during The Bride’s epic sword duel with O-Ren Ishii, it actually appears sooner.

The extravagant melody plays in the background as the crime boss and Crazy 88 first enter the restaurant. The insertion at a relatively peaceful scene foreshadowed the bloodshed that was soon to come.

Jackie Brown – Jackie Brown Lip Syncing “Across 110th Street”

“Across 110th Street” has a strong presence as a theme.

It begins the film by playing over the opening credits of Jackie Brown. However, the truly defining moment of this movie’s theme comes at the end. After Jackie Brown survives the ‘repugnant shit’ she had to deal with, she’s sitting back behind the wheel of her car, lip syncing the lyrics to “Across 110th Street” by Bobby Womack.

Django Unchained – Django and Broomhilda Looking for “Freedom”

Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton’s “Freedom” is a song filled with heartbreaking lyrics and darker themes that was too perfectly suited for Django Unchained.

The film is a raw portrayal of pre-Civil War in the South before developing into a tale of revenge. Its most noteworthy moment of this is during a flashback Django has of his attempt at escape with his wife, Broomhilda, which is intertwined with scenes of her torture.

“Freedom” plays throughout, making an already dark moment truly haunting.

Reservoir Dogs – “Stuck in The Middle with You” Plays as Mr. Blonde Tortures Marvin

The level of Mr. Blonde’s evil character is shown throughout the film, but its limits aren’t made crystal clear until the infamous warehouse scene.

He takes the time to change stations on the radio until it lands on “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel, then proceeds to torture Marvin Nash by cutting off his ear. Before he can burn the man, however, Mr. Blond is shot by Mr. Orange with a round of bullets, the same moment the song abruptly cuts off.

A tune discussing the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ theme matches Marvin’s predicament quite well.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Sharon Tate’s Relationship with Music

Unlike other moments mentioned on this list, this one (or two) involves something much more lighthearted, and it’s all due to Sharon Tate.

Her connection with music is undoubtedly strong, and this is especially shown twice in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This first scene showcases her letting loose and feeling the music as she dances to Paul Revere and the Raiders’ “Good Thing” on her record player.

The second scene shows Sharon in tranquil bliss as her Porsche radio plays Buffy St. Marie’s cover of “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” Plays while Cliff Takes Out the Manson Followers

Vanilla Fudge’s “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” gets extra attention because of its place during the reimagined night of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Stuntman Cliff Booth plays the song to enjoy his upcoming ‘journey’ when three members of the Manson Family barge into the Dalton household. Cliff, his dog, and Rick’s wife Francesca all jump on the intruders and make them regret ever stepping into the house.

Inglourious Bastards – Shosanna Getting Ready on the Premiere During David Bowie’s “Cat People”

David Bowie’s “Cat People” was the icing on the cake during the explosive ending scene of Inglourious Bastards.

It takes place at the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film held in La Gamaar Cinema, which is owned by Shosanna. She is unaware that her plans are to be sabotaged by Lt. Aldo Raine and the Basterds, who intend to show their own premiere for Third Reich on the same night.

“Cat People” plays over a montage of Shosanna as she gets ready for the event, which heightens the tension as the melody emphasizes both fury and elegance.

Pulp Fiction – Vincent And Mia Dancing To “You Never Can Tell”

Earlier, it was mentioned that “Misirlou” was the theme of Pulp Fiction, but Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” is perhaps the most defining moment in the film.

Vincent takes his boss’ wife, Mia, to the ‘50s-style diner Jack Rabbit Slim’s for fun. However, she eventually talks him into entering a dance contest. Their choreography to “You Never Can Tell” is spontaneous and amateur, but its charm gets them the grand prize.

Pulp Fiction – Mia Dancing to “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”

Urge Overkill’s cover of “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” by Neil Diamond is perhaps one of the most iconic moments.

Why? Because the build-up starts long before the time the song plays. The high from being crowned with the winning dance and holding strong chemistry ultimately makes things awkward for Vincent and Mia. Where Vincent escapes to the bathroom to collect himself, Mia dances to “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” in the living room.

However, the song only adds to Vincent’s conflicted emotions, which prevents him from noticing Mia’s error in mistaking the heroin in his coat for cocaine, leading to an overdose.

The Hottest Tickets at the Red Sea International Film Festival

The Red Sea International Film Festival highlights the unifying experience and richness of Saudi Arabia’s filmmaking talent. The event occurs in Jeddah’s historic old town, with various Arab and international stars attending. This year, the Red Sea International Film Festival released an early ticket bundle, giving enthusiastic movie fans a chance to choose the films they would like to watch. Here is a list of some of the hottest tickets at the long-awaited film festival:

1. Huda’s Salon

Hany Abu- Assad is the director and writer of the Huda’s Salon film. He is one of the popular Palestinian filmmakers who has received numerous Oscar nominations for his movies. With ‘’ Huda’s Salon”, Hany Abu takes viewers to Palestine, focusing on the challenges of Palestinian women.

The film is about a young mother, married to a jealous man, visiting Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. The ordinary visit turns sour after the owner blackmails the mother to work for the secret service of the occupying force.

2. Casablanca Beats

Nabil Ayouch is the writer and director of the film ‘’Casablanca Beats”. It was selected as Morocco’s best international feature film at the 2022 Academy Awards. It’s about a former rapper, Anas, who starts working at a cultural center in Casablanca. Anas uses non-traditional teaching techniques, encouraging his students to express and free themselves from the societal realities and traditions via hip-hop culture. This film shows the pains and challenges of societal traditions that can get in the way of a dream.

3. Feathers

‘’Feathers” is an Egyptian Cinema written and directed by Omar El Zohairy. It has triggered a debate on poverty in one of Arab’s most popular countries, Egypt, and received an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Though it has not received an Oscar nomination, it’s still one of the hottest films to watch at the Red sea festival. It’s about a woman who’s forced into a period of self-discovery as she struggles to support her family. This is after her husband gets turned into a chicken by a powerful witch. This film highlights the real challenges and sufferings that rural Egyptian women go through.

4. Becoming

Becoming is a film that brings to light how the Saudi filmmaking industry has evolved to support female filmmakers. It joins stories from five Saudi women directors to highlight the different sides of an evolving kingdom. Some of the examples in the film include the story of a bride who disappears on her wedding night. Another example is a story of an 11-year-old girl who visits her aunt’s place one day before the Friday prayers and realizes that she can freely talk and express all the things that she couldn’t tell her conservative parents. The stories are uncompromising and bold, featuring women who can change the future of the Saudi film industry.

5. The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter is a psychological drama film directed and written by Maggie Gyllenhaal. It is based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, also known as ‘’The Lost Daughter”. It’s about a woman obsessed with another woman and her daughter while on her summer holiday. It unravels her past as it prompts memories of her motherhood.

There are many other hot tickets at the Red Sea International Film Festival, including Ennio and The Gravedigger’s Wife. Viewers can book these tickets to enjoy the artistic work put in by Saudi Arabia’s Film industry.

10 of the Best Books You Read Last Summer

Are you on a vacation this summer and looking for some fresh books to keep you both entertained and occupied? Here are the top 10 new books that might do the trick for you.

This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan

The informative book digs into three plant-based drugs including caffeine, mescaline and opium, and how they affect taboos, customs, laws and cultures surrounding them.

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

This is yet another mystery thriller by the renowned author of ‘Pieces of Her’ and ‘The Silent Wife’. It is based on the story of a recently separated defense attorney, Leigh Collier whose teenage daughter is haunted by a painful past.

The comfort Book by Matt Haig

The author, Matt Haig is also the bestselling author of the ‘Midnight Library’. The ‘Comfort Book’ is a collection of short stories, lists and notes that inspire hope during the darkest moments in life. If you are going through some challenging times, then this book might be what you need to keep moving forward.

Falling by T.J. Newman

This fiction thriller will keep you entertained through the summer. It gives an account of how an airline pilot finds out about the kidnapping of his family just when he was about to fly from New York to Los Angeles. The pilot receives the threat that unless he crashes the plane, he stands to lose his family. Read the book and find out how he manages to keep both the passengers and his family alive.

Everyone in this Room will Someday be Dead by Emily Austin

This book will offer you some dark humor and keep you entertained this summer. It is the story of a lesbian atheist, Gilda, who accidentally lands a job as a Catholic receptionist. The story develops around her obsession with her dead predecessor, Grace. She goes to the extent of impersonating her through emails to her until the police discovery moves her to letting out her true identity.

Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Farrell

The book unveils the abduction of three girls imprisoned in a house in Queens. Miss Metropolitan is a weekly advice columnist and neighbor. Despite her role in the news, she somehow missed out on the events taking place right under her nose. However, she is determined to give voice to the three girls. Read the book and find out why one girl is still missing and the mystery behind their disappearance.

Carry On: Reflections of a New Generation by John Lewis

The book contains a range of writings by congressman and civil rights leader, John Lewis who passed away in 2020. Among the topics covered in the book include justice, forgiveness, protests, policy, faith and the pandemic. Reading the book will inspire you with power through hope and courage.

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

The book tells the story of a feminist Coder Asha and Cyrus, her new husband. It revolves around issues of love, fame and tech. The couple creates a new social media to replace religious rituals with ones of their own which is a huge success. However, like most marriages will theirs survive the pressure?

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

If you enjoy a good thrill then this could make a perfect reading choice this summer. The book tells the story of the ‘final girl’ who survives a bloody massacre. She becomes survivor’s support group, and when one of their members goes missing. The group gets to fight for their lives once more.

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

You might also enjoy this new book by the bestselling author of Royal Holiday. It is the story of an ad executive Ben Stephens who has a lot on his plate including casual affairs and family drama. He gets to work alongside Ann, a beautiful Oscar-nominated movie star. But will their Hollywood affair survive?

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of the Year (So Far)

Book Recommendation: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books in 2021

The year 2021 has come with new exciting and mind-blowing sci-fi and fantasy books. Readers who love to escape into the world of fantasy are in for a real treat this year. Renowned and upcoming authors have launched amazing books that promise to ensure their avid readers are transported to the wild world of imagination. Readers won’t miss something that suits their fancy, from stories of strange cults, interstellar adventures, fantastical robots, fantasy wonderlands, and much more.

Here are some of the best and most recommended Sci-Fi and Fantasy books this year:

1. Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

The story is about a young pregnant woman named Vern. She makes a desperate attempt to flee the Blessed Acres of Cain, the cult that she has lived in all her life. She retreats deep into a forest and soon has twins. She spends the next four years raising them away from the outside world. But there’s something in the forest that still hunts them… Find out more by buying the book on Amazon or read the excerpt here.

2. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This happens to be a standalone adventure set in the world of MI5 investigations and in the depths of Bodmin Moor. Following an attack on a government physicist, rumors of monsters, and missing people, the British security forces investigate. When they discover cracks between our world and countless others, it shatters everything they previously thought about the universe. This amazing book is available for your reading pleasure, buy it on Amazon and enjoy!

3. The House of Always by Jenn Lyons

The author had done yet another great job in building a fantasy world. As the novel starts, the Eight Immortals have completely failed to stop Kihrin’s enemies, who are moving forward with their plans to free Vol Karoth, the King of Demons. Kirin has his own ideas about how to fight back, but even if he’s willing to sacrifice everything for victory, the cost may prove too high for his allies. They are faced with choices; to save the world and Kihrin or watch him as he becomes the exact evil they had sworn to destroy. Get the full story when you buy the book on Amazon.

4. Hard Reboot by Django Wexler

For readers who love the sound of giant robots smashing one another, this is it! Zychtykas is conned by Zhi Zero (a robot pilot) of her research budget while on a fact-finding mission to old Earth. To recover her money, she uses her knowledge of ancient Earth technology to rebuild an old battle robot to help Zhi fight hated competitors in the next battle. Buy this book on Amazon.

5. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

The author took us to China in 1345. At the time, the country is ruled by Mongols. In the Central Plains, under those tough conditions, a boy named Zhu Chongba has been preordained for greatness. His unnamed sister pushed off to the side. When their father is killed, and Zhu dies of despair, she takes up his identity. She builds her own path and plans to fulfill her brother’s lost potential. Buy this book on Amazon and enjoy her fantastic story.