25-year-old woman: 20 good books you must not miss if you want to live your life.
As 25-year-old girls, we can laugh stubbornly and cry sadly, but we must still keep our footsteps sonorous. We need to read more good books to improve ourselves.
Do you know any good books? Here are 8 good books recommended by the editor of No. 1 Reading and Thinking.com for 25-year-old females to read. I hope it will be helpful to you. !
I once read this quote: "Women either grow up very young or never grow up."
A woman who never grows up needs a lot of luck and needs to meet someone who will always love her and take care of her, which is obviously difficult.
And growing up at a very young age is not necessarily a bad thing, at least it allows you to bravely face all the setbacks and difficulties in life.
Balzac once said:
"A woman who thinks is a person with boundless power."
20 Must-Read Books for the 25-Year-Old Woman
Women must read, the world is beautiful because of the existence of women, and women become wiser because of the nourishment of books. Let’s take a quick look at the list of 20 must-read books for 25-year-old females!
I am busy with getting off work on weekdays, and when I get home from work every day, I am too tired to move; if I don’t want to go anywhere, then read a book, a 25-year-old girl, read more books and improve yourself.
Let's learn below. The editor will share with you the 20 classic books that 25-year-old women must read. Welcome to read!
1. A Woman Makes a Plan
A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk
You may not have heard of Mayer Musk, but you must have heard of her son, Elon Musk, the Iron Man of Silicon Valley.
But Mayer Musk is not just Elon Musk's mother, she is also an entrepreneur, nutritionist, speaker, well-known fashion icon, model, and Internet celebrity who is still active on the stage at 72 years old.
Behind every splendid piece is a little-known bitterness.
Mayer took the stage at the age of 15 and won the Miss South Africa pageant at the age of 21. But she married at the peak of her career and had three children in a row. After marriage, she fell into a low point in her life: her husband's domestic violence, scandals, and her husband having a child with his stepdaughter! Meyer, 31, opted for a divorce.
In order to take care of her 3 children by herself, she has to work 5 jobs and constantly develop her career in 3 countries and cities, but the hardships of life did not bring her down but made her stronger.
While working, she obtained two master's degrees in nutrition in her spare time, and her three children are very successful, all of them are billionaires!
In his 60s, Mayer regained himself, returned to the modeling circle, broke prejudice and discrimination, and became the queen of the cover. At the age of 69, he monopolized the billboard in Times Square in the United States, and at the age of 72, he became an international Internet celebrity.
How did she educate 3 successful children? How does she explore the world and reinvent herself? What lessons does her life teach all women?
Everything is waiting for you to discover in the book.
2. Agatha Christie Autobiography
Agatha Christie Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Readers of detective novels must know Agatha. She is the queen of British detective novels, and has created such well-known works as "Murder on the Orient Express", "Murder on the Nile", "And Then There Were None", and "Evil Under the Sun".
The 60-year-old grandma suddenly wanted to write an autobiography. She spent 15 years searching for it while recalling and writing this autobiography. In this autobiography, you will see the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman.
Agatha, who has never read any books, has been a Sherlock Holmes fan since she was a child, and she is addicted to detective novels and cannot extricate herself.
During the First World War, she joined the ambulance unit and got married along the way. After being assigned to the pharmacy, she unexpectedly conceived a detective novel about poisoning people with poison.
She is a strong woman. He also had a happy family life, and also suffered the pain of his mother's death and the blow of her husband's derailment. As a result, he suffered from amnesia and disappeared for 12 days. But after the pain was healed, the grandmother found her second spring, a handsome archaeologist 14 years younger than her, and a college classmate of his nephew!
She is also a shrewd woman. While working as a housewife, she engages in her own sideline business. In the end, her hobby turns into a career, and her family and business have a good harvest. She is also keen on real estate, and all the royalties she earns are used to buy a house, making a huge amount of money!
She is also a woman who loves life very much. She likes to travel the world with her lover. The anecdotes collected along the way can always be used as inspiration for her novels.
It's hard to imagine that in those days, a woman could live so openly and freely like Agatha.
3. Educated: A Memoir
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Can you imagine that a girl who climbed out of a garbage heap can also be admitted to Cambridge and study at Harvard?
The Tara family living in the 21st century, but living a secluded life "isolated from the world":
The scrap yard full of broken iron and heavy machinery is the whole world in front of her eyes. Before the age of 17, Tara had never left the mountains. Her father, who believed in Mormonism and a violent dictatorship, did not allow her to go to school. With the magic potion invented by her mother, she can't have self-will...
"There is a world outside, and once Dad is not around, everything will look very different." Influenced by her brother who ran away from home, Tara began to escape from the mountains, passed the self-study entrance exam, and became a master of philosophy at Cambridge University. Doctor of History invited to study tour at Harvard University.
Turned his experience into a book and became Time Magazine's "Influential Person of the Year"!
This is a girl's way of counterattacking to change her life through education, and it is also a way of redemption for her soul.
Tara, who received a modern education, became an independent woman. Her unbearable past made her feel inferior. She tried to subvert the past and prove that she was a normal person. But it made her more miserable.
Until her father was nearly killed in an explosion, she felt sad for her father for the first time, and gradually accepted the past and reconciled with her parents. Through memories and conversations with her family, she gradually opened her heart, eased her relationship with her parents, and regained a happy and confident self.
Tara's life is shocking, and her powerful strength in her inspires us to explore ourselves and live our own wonderful life.
"1984" by George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a political novel published in 1949 by the British left-wing writer George Orwell.
In this work, Orwell depicts a suffocating horror world. In an imaginary future society, the dictator's ultimate goal is to pursue power, human nature is completely strangled by force, freedom is completely deprived, and ideas are severely clamped, the lives of the people fell into extreme poverty, and the lives of the lower classes became a monotonous cycle.
This novel and the British writer Huxley's "Brave New World" and the Russian writer Zamyatin's " We " are also called three representative works of dystopia.
The novel has been translated into 62 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most influential English-language novels of the 20th century. In November 2015, the book was rated as one of the 20 most influential academic books.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by American author Harper Lee published in 1960.
The novel tells the story of a young man named Tom Robinson who was falsely accused of rape because he was a black man. Defense attorney Atticus Finch, despite having evidence that Tom was not a rapist, Nothing could prevent the jury from concluding Tom was guilty. This reckless crime resulted in Tom's death by gunshots.
Although the subject matter of the story touches on serious issues such as racial inequality and rape, the writing style is warm and witty. The novel is written in the first person, and the narrator's father, Atticus Finch, is a morally upright character and a model of upright lawyers.
In 1961, the book won the Pulitzer Prize of the year, was translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and was adapted into a film of the same name in the same year.
6. A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Introduction: Youth must pass away, yes. It is nothing but an interpretation of animal habits. No, it's not so much an animal habit, but rather a small toy sold on the street. It's a tin doll with a clockwork inside and a knob on the outside.
When you tighten it, the doll starts walking. A Clockwork Orange is a fantasy novel. A troubled teenager living in the future society of the United Kingdom, due to adolescence agitation and embarking on the road of crime, was later punished by society and deprived of his free will.
After thinking and transforming, he reintegrated into society and realized that he was just a clockwork orange in the hands of God...
A Clockwork Orange's portrayal of lost youth is of epoch-making significance in the history of literature. Although director Kubrick's adaptation of the film of the same name has been banned for decades, it has long been regarded as a classic of youth films all over the world.
7. For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel written by American writer Hemingway in 1940. It is based on the theme of Americans participating in the Spanish People's Anti-Fascist War. It is one of Hemingway's representative works.
"For Whom the Bell Tolls," tells the story of a young American Robert Jordan who teaches Spanish in college and has deep feelings for Spain. He volunteered to join the Spanish government army and engaged in demolition activities behind enemy lines.
In order to cooperate with the counterattack, he was ordered to contact the local guerrillas to complete the task of bombing the bridge. He won the support of the guerrilla captain Pablo's wife Bilal and other team members, isolated Pablo, who had lost his fighting spirit, and arranged each person's specific tasks step by step.
In the raging war, he fell in love with Maria, a little girl who was spoiled by the enemy and thus healed the wounds of Maria's heart. During these three days, Robert experienced the conflict of love and duty and the test of life and death, and his humanity continued to sublimate.
When he was retreating after blowing up the bridge, he was injured in the thigh by the enemy, and he was left alone to block the enemy, and finally sacrificed his young life for the Spanish people.
8. Wuthering Heights -by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
When referring to Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", Woolf said that the impulse that prompted Emily Bronte to create was not her own pain and injury.
After reading "Wuthering Heights", I can't believe it. She said so. The kind of heart-wrenching passion in the novel is almost impossible to achieve by one's imagination without personal experience.
A well-meaning gentleman leads back from the street a dark child who grows up in love with the daughter of this gentleman, while his son abuses him in every possible way.
Because he felt the low status of the outsider, the person he loved married someone else, and wanted to give him a chance to change his fate, but this hurt the outsider's self-esteem even more.
He mysteriously disappeared before his lover married someone else, and a few years later, he made a fortune and launched frantic revenge, he not only got the property of those who had hurt him, but also watched them die one by one, And continued his revenge on their next generation, fate finally mocked him, his son was a helpless douchebag, crying all day, sick, dying early, and his enemy's The child is just a replica of his youth.
The person he loves and the daughter born by others become her daughter-in-law and later becomes a dead wife. He cannot prevent a new love from happening and finally dies in desolation. That's the story Emily Bronte tells us in her "Wuthering Heights."
When comparing "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights", Woolf said that "Jane Eyre" wanted to say "I love, I hate, I suffer", while "Wuthering Heights" went beyond itself and wanted to say " we, the whole of humanity" and "you, the external forces".
I can't see any difference in the expression of love between the two books. If there is any difference, then "Wuthering Heights" expresses "I love more, I hate more, I suffer more", this kind of love, hate, the pain has reached its limit and brings nothing but madness and destruction.
For two people who are madly in love, "we, the entire human race," "you, the outer world" is nothing, they are each other's entire universe.
"If everything else is dead and he's alive, I can live; if everything else is and he's dead, the whole universe will be so strange that I don't feel like I'm part of it anymore."
As long as it is said in the mouths of people who are madly in love, I can hardly believe that love will last forever, but I believe that these words are from the bottom of my heart, and they are sent out with blood.
Love, when it was still sweet, was sunshine, rain, and syrup. When it is no longer sweet, it is a cold sword, the deeper the love, the more blood drips.
For those who have suffered from love, it will be a sobering agent at any time, making them cautious before falling in love again, but even this will not necessarily prevent love from happening again until it shatters all that person's love about love's dream.
I don't know how many people die for love, but I believe most of them survived and they survived until the years healed all their memories. How scary it is to think that one day we will be lost in the memory of someone we once loved.
"I wish I could hold on to you," she continued bitterly, "until we both die! I shouldn't care what you suffer. I don't care about your pain. Why shouldn't you suffer? What? I'm suffering! Will you forget me? Will you be happy when I'm buried in the dirt?
Twenty years from now will you say, 'That's Katherine Earnshaw's grave. A long time ago I loved her and was sad to lose her, but it's all over. I've loved many more people since then: my child is more dear to me than she is; and, when I die, I won't I'm glad I'm going to her: I'm going to be sad because I have to leave them!' Would you say that, Heathcliff?"
But as long as you live, you have to deal with all kinds of things, until those complicated memories slowly drown out the initial memories, until old age, until life is flat until there is no desire for this world. It was a luxury to live on memories and revenge as Heathcliff did.
Emily Bronte lived to be only thirty years old. I don't know her background, but I think she was burned by passion and despair, which may be a happy thing for her.
9. 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
10 minutes and 38 seconds is the time for the brain to operate after the heartbeat stops; it is the last consciousness of a person; it is the soul's last perception of the body.
A person's life flashes back in his mind like a movie clip. Important, unimportant; liked, disliked; unforgettable, nonsensical. In the end, a person's life is concentrated in these 10 minutes and 38 seconds.
All memories, all love, hatred, and hatred, in the end, all turned into thin air, and disappeared with the wind in an instant, until there was no trace at all.
Elif Shafak focuses on a prostitute and five of her friends. They are at the bottom of society. Some are born at the bottom; some are forced to the bottom by social norms, moral norms, and social environment.
In Turkey, once it is reduced to the bottom, there is no possibility of upward mobility. Even death is not forgiven by the family.
Even the remains cannot recognize their ancestors, and can only be abandoned in the "ownerless cemetery", like abandoned children who are abandoned at will. The coming and going of life, in the eyes of "worldly" people, is the same as stray cats and stray dogs.
Who would have thought that they also had hot dreams and a passion for burning life; although they are vulnerable groups, they still have a warm heart: when they see a sick cat abandoned on the road, they will take good care of them without hesitation.
Spend money to save his life, even if he himself is poor; they also have the most loyal friendship and the most sincere love.
But they had nothing but each other. There is no social approval, no family acceptance. All they have is: the discriminatory eyes of others, the experience of being sympathetic even if they are killed, the body that is unclaimed and waiting to be discarded after death, and the soul that has nowhere to put it.
The Bosphorus Strait, standing for thousands of years, coldly watching the changes in Turkey, whether the sea waves beat the rocks violently or softly, is it its way of expressing joys, sorrows, and sorrows? But in the end, he can only be a bystander.
Human rights, equality, respect for women, free will, the right to choose... The social norms and conventions developed in Turkey over thousands of years have long since become cocoons one after another.
Those who want to resist, what price will they have to pay to break through? And who can guarantee that after breaking through, it will not fall into another cocoon?
When reading this book, I couldn't help but compare Pamuk's "Istanbul: Memories of a City." Whether it is the fallen nobles or the bottom of the society, in this city, there seems to be an inescapable pain and an inescapable melancholy.
Living in a country that has experienced Byzantine glory and is trying to integrate into the prosperity of the West but is mixed with various cultural forms, how can one achieve happiness?
Fortunately, now, at this moment, we can all be happy.
10. The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
For some people, love is hope, morality, courage, responsibility, responsibility, and all the words associated with beauty. However, this is a complete joke to others, who think that love is selfish, mean, possessive, hurt, crazy, and disillusioned with all good things.
And for the bookworms who have finished reading "The Girl on the Train", love is the coquettish lover who shot me in the chest out of nowhere, and I asked her stupidly, "Honey, it's the gun. Did it go on fire?"
Yes, this time "Love" was replaced by "The Girl on the Train". She is divorced, alcoholic, and "commutes" by train every day. On the train, she could always see a row of houses next to a platform, one of which she and her husband once lived together.
Although the house is still there, the husband has become an ex-husband, and the hostess has changed to Anna.
Rachel, though, seemed more interested in another enviable young couple living in the row. Rachel couldn't help but imagine their names, occupations, and relationships rationally for this seemingly incomparably loving couple. Doing so, she thought, could help heal the psychological trauma caused by the divorce.
However, one day, Rachel saw another scene from the train window: the glamorous wife of the young couple, Meghan, half-shoved and half-slid into bed with a strange man. Before long, Meghan disappeared, and Rachel began to help Meghan's husband find her.
So curious about other people's lives, while Rachel's own life is a mess. She doesn't have a job, and taking the train to "commute to get off work" is just a pretense, and she often soaks herself in alcohol, drowsiness, and intoxication.
And when she accidentally witnessed this disgusting sex, her previous fantasy of a beautiful love was shattered again. She had to stop drinking, stay sober, and try her best to appease Anna.
Rachel's ex-husband seems to have a lingering love for Rachel. When she runs out of money, she will help her, and she doesn't care if she uses the money to buy wine again...
"The Girl on the Train" is Hawkins' first novel. A thriller, but surprisingly sophisticated in its plot design, with a thrilling and sublime rhythm. Insist on using the first-person narrative angle to compete with "Gone Lover", "I" is Rachel for a while, and Anna for a while, and Megan's monologue before disappearing is back and forth between Rachel and Anna's multiple chapters interspersed.
This method not only challenges the readers' linear reading thinking, causing a sense of strangeness in reading but also makes the whole novel more suspenseful.
After becoming a "detective", Rachel slowly began to sober up, got rid of alcohol addiction, and helped others, and self-help, which is considered complete merit.
11. Is everyone hanging out without me (and other concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I bought a book at an independent bookstore in New York and read it three times. My favorite is a female comedian's autobiography, which is interesting, easy to read, and easy to resonate with.
I remember seeing her in comedies before The Mindy Project, and I was under the impression that how could someone find such an unremarkable person for a supporting role (…).
I usually follow her on Facebook, and I feel that she has a high degree of overlap with Mindy's character in the play. In fact, there are many kinds of American humor, and the one she exudes is my favorite!!
I like the chapter about losing weight the most. Tina Fey also wrote it in Bossypants. This is really a topic that women cannot escape, and it is also a place that resonates with her very much (crying!), and I always express it exaggeratedly to others. Feelings are also a little... I believe that many girls will feel the same as me!
12. Silent Night: A Novel
Silent Night: A Novel by Danielle Steel
A shocking accident. A little girl struggling to survive. And the childless aunt who transforms her own world to help her . . . Danielle Steel’s latest novel is a deeply moving story of resilience and hope.
Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.
Now Emma is living with her aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path than her sister. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood.
Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is a shadow of her former self—without speech, without memory, lost, and terrified.
But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again—and changing the lives of everyone around her.
Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own, and blessings happen when we think all is lost.
13. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers is a terrifically talented writer; don't hold his cleverness against him. What to make of a book called A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Based on a True Story?
For starters, there's a good bit of staggering genius before you even get to the true story, including a preface, a list of "Rules and Suggestions for Enjoyment of This Book," and a 20-page acknowledgments section complete with a special mail-in offer, flow chart of the book's themes, and a lovely pen-and-ink drawing of a stapler (helpfully labeled "Here is a drawing of a stapler:").
But on to the true story. At the age of 22, Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers. In the ensuing sibling division of labor, Dave is appointed unofficial guardian of his 8-year-old brother, Christopher.
The two live together in semi-squalor, decaying food and sports equipment scattered about, while Eggers worries obsessively about child-welfare authorities, molesting babysitters, and his own health.
His child-rearing strategy swings between making his brother's upbringing manically fun and performing bizarre developmental experiments on him. (Case in point: his idea of suitable bedtime reading is John Hersey's Hiroshima.)
The book is also, perhaps less successfully, about being young and hip and out to conquer the world (in an ironic, media-savvy, Gen-X way, naturally).
In the early '90s, Eggers was one of the founders of the very funny Might Magazine, and he spends a fair amount of time here on Might, the hipster culture of San Francisco's South Park, and his own efforts to get on to MTV's Real World.
This sort of thing doesn't age very well- -but then, Eggers knows that. There's no criticism you can come up with that he hasn't put into AHWOSG already.
"The book thereafter is kind of uneven," he tells us regarding the contents after page 109, and while that's true, it's still uneven in a way that is funny and heartfelt and interesting.
All this self-consciousness could have become unbearably arch. It's a testament to Eggers's skill as a writer--and to the heartbreaking particulars of his story--that it doesn't.
Currently, the editor of the footnote-and-marginalia-intensive journal McSweeney's (the last issue featured an entire story by David Foster Wallace printed tinily on its spine), Eggers comes from the most media-saturated generation in history--so much so that he can't feel an emotion without the sense that it's already been felt for him.
What may seem like postmodern noodling is really just Eggers writing about pain in the only honest way available to him. Oddly enough, the effect is one of complete sincerity, and--especially in its concluding pages--this memoir as metafiction is affecting beyond all rational explanation.
14. Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I prefer the first half of this book, describing how Eleanor and Park hit each other, especially the description of many details, such as the color of Park's skin color in Eleanor's eyes is the color of sunshine through honey, and the touch of the hands when the two first started to be excited.
Touching, curling hair and other small movements, I couldn't help but hold my heart when I watched it, and the girl's feelings exploded, I thought it was really beautiful.
The second half was not particularly touching. I was thinking about whether it was because I had read too many romance novels before? I just think they are really great two kids, especially like Park.
The sentence "I'm not ready for you to stop being my problem" in his heart is probably the sentence that shocked me the most in the whole book.
This book proves once again how important it is to love it, no matter how badly Eleanor looks and dresses, Parker can only see her cute side and is so eager to hold her hand. Why did poor Eleanor have to suffer so much... I got nervous when I read the two of them leaving, I really don't want to see them separated...
As for the last three words, most people think it's "I love you", but what I thought was "Thank you". We have loved each other and walked together for a while, and this is enough. The love in the memory will always remain the same as in the beginning, and it will not fade with time. Maybe this is the best ending.
15. My Horizontal Life
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands Chelsea Handler
The title of this book is a bit confusing. In fact, the subtitle "One Night Stand Collection" more clearly names the content of the book.
In fact, the author talks about her one-night stand experience. That said, this book should be a bit interesting, the #1 New York Times bestseller, and written by an American beauty. Well, I admit I was drawn to the subtitle, don't laugh at me "shrinking", that's how I started flipping through the book.
Gradually, I was attracted by the story and began to ignore the wanton laughter of others. Hehe, readers with a hunting mentality are probably going to be disappointed, it's not all the kind of plot that most people imagine.
The author is really talking about a lot of one-night stands she's been through, but also about all the interesting stories and interesting people she's been through.
For many stories or people that are actually a little dull, the author will also find an interesting angle to describe, interspersed with many of the author's funny and tricky behaviors at that time.
The biggest feature of the book is not the subject matter, but the author's narration is surprisingly candid. The author's evaluation of his own thoughts and others is almost completely without restraint and shyness, let alone any concealment or concealment.
Some readers have commented that the author is a tomboy, which I think is very accurate. Some people say it's an autobiographical description, but I don't think it's possible to describe the emotions and details so clearly without considerable life experience if not every story is completely true.
Considering Chelsea was an accomplished actor and host before writing this book, it took a lot of courage to make her private experiences public.
Another very important feature of this book is her language. The stories are told in the first person and almost all of them are spoken in spoken language. When reading this book, you are her "best friend", listening to her recite her stories and thoughts.
I think this way of description not only makes people feel friendly and natural but also is of great benefit to ordinary Chinese readers who are familiar with authentic American colloquialism.
Finally, gossip about the author. Chelsea Handler is a beauty, how beautiful is it? Also on the cover of Playboy last year. She is also the author of another New York Times bestseller, "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea."
Her new book "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" in 2010 seems to have a slightly worse reputation, but the content is still as amazing as ever. After reading the first chapter, about her private childhood life, I "thundered" directly.
16. Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
A few years ago, I read this book because of my friend's recommendation and thought it was a very, very good novel for women. Views are a little different now.
The first edition of the book was in November 1973, before I was born. Many of the words and descriptions in the book at the time were considered outrageous (the book was banned in Italy), and now it seems normal.
Thinking about the reason for the decline in my reading favorability, it may be that with the maturity of my own values (this is so thick-skinned: ), in this semi-autobiographical novel, the character of the heroine makes me dislike.
It's also about whether to have children, whether to get out of a tasteless marriage and pursue adventures. Of course, "Fear of Flying" is better than the best-selling novel "eat pray and love", but it fails to be poetic (the author has always called himself a poet).
The background of the story is the United States and the United States in the 1960s. Europe, the story of psychoanalytic circles. In this novel more than 30 years ago, it can be seen that the United States has always been popular in the United States to see a psychiatrist and do psychoanalysis.
In the final analysis, psychoanalysis does not cure people. It may be religion. Eastern practice is more beneficial. Think about it and understand: self-healing is never as easy as paying $50 an hour (the price of the novel) to see a psychiatrist.
Self-healing should be a process of awareness, awakening, and practice, and there are no shortcuts. The road of cultivation is more difficult, and only after suffering can you see yourself.
17. Just Kids
Just Kids by Patti Smith
I just finished reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith, and unlike the first day I read the book, I sat alone in the library with no one, turned to the first page, and saw Robert dead," At that moment, Tosca started that wonderful aria "For Art, For Love"."
I wept silently, closed the page, waited for the tears to finish, opened it again, and read half of the book.
At this moment, after a month, I read the remaining half of the book with astonishing slowness, just like the Bible, without crying, only a kind of extreme depression and calm intertwined to make me continue to expand, close to Choking, you must write to save yourself.
I think it's like God's mission. Whenever I can't cry, I know that real despair and hope are coming.
The book is about the love and friendship of Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, about their ups and downs, mutual support, and self-discovery.
The words in the book are Patti's promise to Robert, who died twenty years ago, that she would record this story about them. It was a gift she gave to Robert. Later, unconsciously, it became a gift she gave to us readers.
My eyes watered several times while reading this book. It is such a beautiful story, of passion, love, and most importantly, unbreakable companionship.
I guess I'm more jealous than being touched by their legend. With a person like Robert Mapplethorpe in Patti's heart, along with their history and affection, she will never feel lonely, not even with the fact that he passed away ahead of her.
I love reading about the scenes in which they worked together and inspired each other. He would wait anxiously for her to come back home and show her his work. "Patti Patti Patti." In the pictures of my head, his face looked just like an adorable baby doll.
I love her using the word "learn" when talking about creating art that was inspired by him as if I could see them growing up together.
And I love the fact that they understood each other so well that the unordinary events could turn out to be so natural and meaningful to their companionship, which only brought them closer.
18. White Teeth: A Novel
Sometimes when I look at the photo album, I find that I have completely forgotten the image of myself in the photo album many years ago, and I conclude that it has changed too much.
When I first met "White Teeth", I didn't think I would be interested in this kind of book before. I bought it purely by chance. When I went home and read it carefully, I realized the smell.
The whole book reveals a kind of British culture. He is not writing about British aristocrats, nor is it purely poor life. But by coincidence, two of the three families are filled with different skin colors, religions, and beliefs, while the other family resolutely implements the unique "Schalfinism" of its own family in terms of lifestyle and behavior.
It is said that the development of each character is stable, but in the end, you just can't see their original shadows. Looking back at their appearance when they appeared on the scene, is like looking at the previous photo album to find everyone's missing personality.
As stated in the book, before telling an ancient story, one by one, one by one, put back into the belly like a matryoshka. Conversely think, as long as one link goes wrong, everything is different again.
The intricacies of religion, ethics, science, and emotions are peeled off in layers and placed in front of your eyes in the book and kneaded together to become this novel.
Various religious beliefs lived together in that era, fighting for their own status. Each religion also wanted to occupy other people's minds and influence other people's cultures.
Generations of people quarreled desperately over the generation gap, and in order to prove that they were right, various emotions were intertwined to form one soul after another. There are several very different ways of life in a family.
The world in the book is really dazzling. You can experience the different cultures in different periods from the pages of the book.
It’s hard to imagine that Tina Fey-former Chicago Second City actor, screenwriter, actor, and 30 Rock screenwriter and producer on the previous Saturday night, could not find a job for a long time after graduating from college, and finally went to the Chicago YMCA (the YMCA of Evanston, a small suburb to the north, is similar to a multifunctional youth hostel, except that people live there are not necessarily youth) as a receptionist.
While working as a receptionist, Tina went to Second City to participate in an improvisation course, and eventually joined her troupe for a tour.
This is a not-so-inspiring inspirational story, because the protagonist of the story, Tina, did not feel sorry for herself because she was not so outstanding, even if she was "stolen" by her boyfriend by a beautiful blonde chick when she was a teenager, even if she When I work at YMCA, I need to arrive at work at five o’clock every morning and face tons of unreasonable people and things.
Even when she graduated from college, she still remained a virgin and got a pap smear (pap smear) by mistake. You need to put a huge plastic tube into your vagina.
Believe me, even if you are not a virgin, you definitely don’t want to try it lightly); she didn’t project too much self-movement when she worked hard in the comedy world. She said that her career as a screenwriter in SNL, Compared with the subsequent TV series production, is simply a "cakewalk".
However, her ability to seize opportunities in ordinary life is extraordinary and cannot be ignored. She joked that she had the ability to "always turn the good news into anxiety" and left SNL to make her first TV series 30 Rocks.
She returned to SNL after leaving SNL. The experience of becoming an actor after two years as a screenwriter became a "highlight moment" in her life.
Very lucky to escape from the bleak and depressing life like a zombie during the commute time, listen to Tina Fey tell her story.
20. The Edible Woman
Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine and her digestion.
Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and the desire to be consumed.
It was Atwood's first novel, published in 1969, and now it seems full of sense of the times. Not your favorite Atwood, but she just has the charm to entice you to read on. I don’t like the ending very much, and she is so cruel to the characters in the pen. I remember her parents seem to be faculty too.
The ending is simply an Atwood-style Jane Austen-style happy ending. But Marian's final re-understanding of Ainsley is very interesting: She was almost morally earnest as the lady down below. One is a young woman who has received a college education and adores femininity, and the other is a conservative old lady who can't even accept women's drinking.
But Marian finds that there is no difference between the two, which is too ironic. This novel was conceived by Atwood at the age of 23 and written at the age of 24. She is really a genius.
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