Introducing good new books in January 2018
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Introducing good new books in January 2018

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What are the 5 good new book titles of January 2018?

1. Why does it have to be so painful – Nguyen Phong Viet

If going through longing and missing is the pain of longing, returning to the wounds is a feeling of distress, wanting to run away but not knowing where to go, then Why does it have to hurt so much is acceptance, forgiveness and self-soothing.

2. 1987 – Many authors

Not simply a `yearbook` book for those who just turned 30 years old in 2017, 1987 also paints the portrait of an entire generation.

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`Cocoon Dating` – A modern-day `dating` book

3. Dress well for success – Nishimura Yukiko

If you are a capable and qualified person but always `stuck` in an anonymous crowd, unnoticed and unappreciated, there is only one reason: Your appearance.

4. Buddha’s world of tolerance – Hong Boi

Throughout Buddha’s World of Compassion, the author reminds us to be more mindful of time and life.

5. Sowing seeds in the desert – Fukuoka Masanobu

After publishing The One-Straw Revolution, Fukuoka traveled around the world to bring his thoughts and experiences to farmers who wanted to learn the truth of nature.

6. Harpocrates and the rose above the city – Nguyen Mai Chi

Harpocrates and the Rose Above the City is the second book and first collection of short stories by Mai Chi, written about people who have one or more deeply buried secrets, and sometimes, telling them is too much.

Looking deeply at the characters in the book, somewhere, one can see their own figure.

Like delicate thin slices, Mai Chi chooses to tell everything that happens in an apartment window, a bakery on the street or a high balcony, an old cinema room… Like

7. You were right to leave me – Farhana Dhalla

You were right to leave me is a book that tells the story of the author – Farhana Dhalla – over a period of one year after she broke up with her ex-husband because she discovered he was having an affair.

This brave woman’s story offers valuable experiences in confronting a special challenge that many of us have faced in life: that is, breakup, the end of life.

8. Call me by your name – André Aciman

Call Me By Your Name is the unexpected and powerful love story that blossoms between a 17-year-old boy named Elio and Oliver, an American scholar who is a summer guest at Elio’s parents’ villa on the Riviera.

9. Slow down with your children to enjoy childhood – Nhieu Tuyet Li

This is a book about how parents can educate and accompany their children.

10. Practice living a meaningful life – Dalai Lama

You have the desire to live a happy, meaningful life.

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