Quit reading dated books and give these 2020 ones a go. I’ve included a bonus sixth book at the end too.

If you enjoyed the 8 reads to end 2020, based on how they make you feel, you’ll absolutely love this supplementary list. Here, we have books published in the crazy year that is 2020 that can make you kinder, and gain insights on relationships. There are books to fuel you with emotions and love, and plots that can get a tad atrocious.

Without further ado, here are the books!

If you want to feel all the good, the bad, and the ugly emotions across 300 years,

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

by V.E. Schwab

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Here are the best books I’ve read this year and how they made me feel.

My sudden, inexplicable appetite to read has ballooned tremendously in the tail-end of 2020. Here are the best books that I’ve read this year.

If You Want to Feel How Introverts Do

Convenience Store Woman (2018)

Sayaka Murata

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The story is about the life of an unmarried, 36-year-old Japanese woman who is content with working at a convenience store.

This isn’t a highly gripping or life-changing tale, instead, it is more of a nice post-work short read that you can gobble up in one sitting. The book promises nothing less than the provision of a new perspective on career and life.

I enjoyed being absorbed in the microcosm of society depicted by…

Here are some last-minute book ideas for your loved ones this Christmas.

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Photo by Andreea Radu on Unsplash

With people staying home, Covid-19 has spurred a large reading frenzy (amidst exercising, gardening and cooking). Strangely enough, I only caught the reading bug towards the tail end of 2020.

Here’s a list of books published in 2020 that I’ve discovered after combing through endless recommendations and pouring my soul to reading both physical and e-books.

Here are 10 top books of 2020, in no order of merit, that you can get for your friends or family members this Christmas. …

Grabbing your furry friend along for a jog can instantly boost motivation.

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As you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that your favourite furball may be lazing in a corner at home or sitting on your lap. Do you know that this adorable four-legged creature may be your secret weapon to being motivated to start being, or stay active?

Fun exercises

Pet owners enjoy spending time with their furry friends. By involving your pet with your daily workout, a tiring training session instantly becomes a fun one. It can be the ever-popular cat yoga, or a simple jog with your…

Some marketing talk on how to improve your e-mail campaign’s open rate or click-through rate (CTR) amidst work from home arrangements during the pandemic.

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Austin Distel / Unsplash

You may be the author of your own newsletter subscription, a marketer of an ecommerce site aiming to sell various products through daily and/or weekly EDMs, or just a curious e-mail sender trying to understand the behaviour of fellow e-mail users.

Regardless of who you are, this article will guide you into determining the best day and time to send out e-mails.

It’ll also suggest an exact day and time at the end of the article…

400 years ago, this was a cure-it-all remedy.

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Tea Perspective

All over social media, you see influencers posting about teas, with green tea and turmeric shots being all the rage. But have you heard of this pink new kid on the block?

Benefits of Echinacea tea

Echinacea tea and its supplements have been increasing in popularity, promising a wealth of health benefits. What exactly is the hype about, and what is Echinacea anyway?

Derived from a native plant of North America, Echinacea was used over 400 years ago as a sort of cure-it-all remedy. Today, it is used to prevent colds, relieve upper respiratory conditions and…

Handwashing is fun with fluffy foam soap dispensers. How does foam become magically created from the dispenser anyway?

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You push the button down, and out comes a fluffy foam. It’s like magic. It makes hand washing fun and encourages you to wash your hands more frequently and for a longer period of time.

Scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds can be a chore. But with foam and a melodious humming of the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice, it’s actually pretty okay. Needless to say, this is especially important during the pandemic.

A short history on soap

Soap has evolved from its bar form to liquid and foam options. …

Spoiler: The fuzz is good stuff.

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Harvest to Table

The idea to write about peaches came to me one sunny afternoon. I was eating a donut peach, which is essentially a flattened peach. No, there is no hole in the middle, and no, it is not seedless. What a disappointingly misleading name.

Anyway, by my second donut peach, I caught myself staring at this fruit and wondering why they have such a velvety coat.

And so, like any other curious and tech-savvy millennial, I turned to Google.

The short answer: The fuzz is a defence mechanism

This ancient Japanese art does not believe in concealing cracks and mistakes. It celebrates them, making the final art piece uniquely stunning.

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We always seek to be the best version of ourselves by striving towards perfection. While it can be healthy and motivating to continuously reach higher, an overdose can often lead to stress and fatigue.

If you often hear others telling you to not be so hard on yourself, or if you start catching yourself avoiding new experiences due to a fear of failure, then it’s time to take a step back.

This is when the concept of kintsugi can be helpful.

What is kintsugi

Vanessa Ng

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