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Best Reads for 5 Hours of Travel and Under

 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, he believes, is understanding that ‘sometimes shit is f*cked up and we have to live with it.’

 


Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

 


Lion: A Long Way Home – Saroo Brierley

After becoming lost on a train in India at the age of five, Saroo survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

After years of searching, he miraculously found his long-lost hometown on Google Earth.  Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

 


A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

Fifteen-year-old Alex and his thrill-seeking gang regularly indulge in ultra-violence, rape and drugs, but when he is caught and brainwashed by a government psychologist Alex finds his new law-abiding life unbearable. Set in a terrifying dystopian future, A Clockwork Orange is a disturbing exploration of morality and free will.


Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom formed the most elite high-stakes poker game Hollywood had ever seen – she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to the table.

Molly’s Game is a behind the scenes look at the life Molly created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.

 


Gut: The Inside Story of our Body’s Most Under-rated Organ – Giulia Enders

In this charming book, young scientist Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides.  Her message is simple – if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return.  But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising, and surprisingly funny, exploration of the least understood of our organs.

 

 

 

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