Develop a new hobby and check out these e-books that you can read to pass your time.

So, how’s the day going? Slow? Slow enough for you to start a new hobby? Then reading books is probably one of the best hobbies that one can pick up during this isolation period. There is a group that is a fan of reading books, then there is a group that wants to start reading and then there is a group that has not even bothered to think of reading a book. Do you know which group you belong to? While reading a book is an interesting way to pass one’s time the question of what to read always remains a question mark. Since you might have a lot of time on your hands we decided to make a list of e-books you can find online. Although reading a story from a physical book will always be special, an e-book is something you can read anytime and anywhere, well, in this case, the confinement of your home.

Check out e-books you can add to your reading list:

Yesterday’s Man by Branko Marcetic

A Planet to Win by Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Thea Riofrancos

The Old Is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born by Nancy Fraser

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Gramsci disse "The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” A Nancy Fraser usou a primeira parte da citação como título de seu livro, e a @teseonze usou a parte no fim (o livro dela se chama Sintomas Mórbidos, que ainda não tive o prazer de ler). Assim como a @teseonze , a Nancy Fraser mostra o problema com a esquerda, mas ela foca na crítica do que chama de"neoliberalismo progressista", propondo então que a gente entenda e trabalhe por um "populismo progressista". É um livro curtinho, e nem sempre dá pra entender de primeira, exige um certo esforço e concentração dobrada. Não sei se tem em português, mas sendo da Nancy Fraser, imagino que seja possível (ela foi coautora do Feminismo Para os 99%, que li não faz muito tempo) #leiamulheres #heloreads #NancyFraser #readwomen

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Until the End by Tracey Ward

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Brida by Paulo Coelho

Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson

Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

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I had this post scheduled before I realized that today was the opening of Aladdin…not quite the same area of the world, but the cover aesthetic is close enough to make me happy, lol. The stories couldn't be further from each other though — while Aladdin is a bright, jewel-toned story about magic and happy endings, Nectar in a Sieve is about one woman's hard and fought-for survival in a world that doesn't care about her or her family…and she keeps fighting anyway. It's one of the few books I read in college that really stuck with me and impacted me long-term — definitely a recommended read if you're looking for something with a bit of meat to it. . . . . . #nectarinasieve #kamalamarkandaya #autobiographicalnovel

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The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

In Custody by Anita Desai

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◆ Anita Desai's In custody ◆ . For me this is the first novel I have read that is written by a woman. It reminds me of the lines my English professor said once, "when women tell stories , it's different." I could not agree more. It is raining today and suddenly it remindes me of this book. . . Though Anita Desai's most famous book is 'Fire on the Mountain' , "In custody is a magnificent novel" as Salman Rushdie stated. . . Anita Desai doesn't seem to write about things that are mainstream and that is why her protagonists are either women, Muslims or from lower classes . . . The book gives spotlight to dreams and what it takes to fulfill one's dream. Sometimes fulfilling one's dream may seem like a great pain in the ass but the even greater pain is to live with regret right ? . . Shortlisted for the Man's Booker prize , this book revolves around a protagonist Deven , who has a great fancy for Urdu language but is a Hindi Teacher. Life is full of such ironies right ? . . This book is for all those who limit themselves and set boundaries, thinking easy way is the best way to live life . And also for those who don't think that an entry of a new person in their life can turn their world upside down. . . Overall this book is definitely a one time read.I would give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookstagram #books #books📚 #bookshelf #bookreviews #booksforlife #bookoftheday #booksthatmatter #incustody #bookpile #bookphotography #everyoneshouldread #anitadesai #womenwritings #classic #literaturestudies

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God of small things Arundhati Roy

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I finally read this book 🎈from what I’ve seen it’s a pretty polarising read but I think I fall somewhere between the marmite camps. The writing is lyrical and poignant at times but at others, it feels like complexity for the sake of it. I enjoyed the portrayal of the big multi-generational family and its dynamics but the sheer number of characters cost them some depth – a lot of the time they felt two-dimensional. I finished it really quickly in part because it’s an interesting family saga but honestly sometimes just to get it out of the way. So all in all, my thoughts on this – not unlike my reading experience – are underwhelming. Had I come to this with no expectations maybe I’d feel differently? Do books sometimes suffer from their legacy? Would love to know how everyone else feels about The God of Small Things as I know I’m very late to the party. 🌿 #bookstagram #godofsmallthings #reading #bristol #currentlyreading

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Reading can actually be quite calming and therapeutic too. So get started and tell us your top 5 favourite e-books!