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A lovely history book (even for people who don't usually read history books) about a number of famous historic women, and how traditional history has misrepresented their lives.

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If you like feel good books or happy endings feel free to throw this one out. But if you like psychology and realism then read this. It will haunt you but in a good way. Never be scared to ask for help, you have nothing to lose. It's either that or death. And never be scared to help others around you. Monsters don't always lurk in the shadows. Sometimes they are your friendly neighbors.

The Secret History , by Donna Tartt - The best time to read The Secret History is probably while you’re still in college, because it is about a secret society at a small liberal arts college gone horribly awry, but it is also worth picking up a few years later to be reminded about the intensity of college friendships, and also Ancient Greek.

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love | Brain Pickings

I love a book with history and settings that I never knew existed before. This book met both requirements in its first pages. One of the best opening chapters I've ever read

The Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian // A return from an urbanite back to the deepest China, both geographic and spiritually. Tales, recent history, mythology and rural society come together in this search book.

The Secret History, one of my favourite books

Not everyone can live in a scented palace. But then, not everyone is Marie Antoinette. I enjoyed reading her fragrant history through the words of her personal perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon, and as told by Elisabeth de Feydeau.