From the inferior value of women to the chaste, virginal vision of the perfect woman on a pedestal, it seems that the alt-right is majorly lusting after some Jane Austen literature.
Living hygge is all the rage right now, and one of the simplest guides to embracing this Danish concept is The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge. Author Pia Edberg shares her firsthand knowledge about the concept from growing up in Denmark in order to help readers embrace hygge, from recipes to personal stories, concrete tips on room transformation to changing your attitude, clothing, and life itself.
While there are plenty of books floating around with positive messages, social issue commentary and progressive lessons to be learned, too many are filled with banal platitudes or saccharine endings that do not provide justice for reality and truth. That’s why books like The Journey are so important.
Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything is one of the most popular pieces of young adult literature of the day. It’s the story of a girl with such severe allergies that she is unable to leave her home—even for school—and even make friends at the risk of dying in the process. When a handsome neighbor moves in next door, she is head over heels for him and desperate to just be a normal teenager for once.