In this April 2019, there are tremendous good books and outstanding authors that inspire us with their writings. However, in the frame of this article, we will just mention top 5 books of this month you must read.
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, Ann Beattie
This is the 21st book of Ann Beattie, an experienced author with an attractive writing style. It tells the story about Ben, a new student in Bailey Academy, a boarding school in New England, from when he has just entered this school and started be receive impacts from his teacher Pierre LaVerdere , to when he goes to college, meets the teacher again and has chances to see how the lessons he has been taught during his lifetime can shape his own life. This is the book to tell you the story about the real life, under a veteran view of an experienced author. You can learn something useful from the story of Ben.
The Tradition: Poems, Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown is a poet who is famous for the awards he has received during the career. If you have never read any of his poems, then this is a suggestion to start with. This book is a collection of his latest poems. They mention the painful history of the USA with racism and discrimination. Brown expresses how regretful he is to realize that the US past can still affect the present of this country. After reading this book, you can sympathize with him when the safety and the true definition of freedom are still vague.
Women Talking, Miriam Toews
This fiction is based on a haunting story with the setting in Bolivia in the early 2000s. It was a tragedy for 130 women in Mennonite to be forced to use drug and raped by men in their local living place. They were told that they have to restrain all of this because they are punished by Satan for their sins. Among the weak women, there were still some people who knew that they still had another choice, besides staying and accepting, that is to fight.
The mentioned books are all good choices as gifts for your soul. You can really learn from them, and once you understand the stories behind, your life will be more meaningful with the values you have taken.