In any situation, you should look for pluses. And self-isolation can be a great opportunity to take the first steps in the direction of your dreams. Would you like to travel around the world? Try now to plan a route, explore local attractions, improve your English or other languages. Planning to master a new profession? It's time to learn new skills online. Everything will definitely end, and we will return to our usual life. But what it will be - the same as before the current situation, or several times better, depends only on us. BeautyHack.ru, together with the largest subscription book service MyBook, has selected five novels in which the heroes start all over again and only benefit from it. Get inspired by their stories!
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"You will succeed, my dear", Agnes Martin-Lugan
Since childhood, Iris dreamed of being a fashion designer, but, fearing to disobey her parents, she received a far from creative profession and married an unloved person. Once the heroine decides to change everything: she leaves for Paris and gets a job in a very unusual studio. By her actions, Iris, without realizing it, launches a chain of unexpected and wonderful events that change her and the world around her with incredible speed. A charming and mesmerizing story about the modern Cinderella, who copes well with everything, although not without the help of a fairy.
Good Year by Peter Mail
"According to his will, I seem to be the only living relative so far" - when, mired in debt and left without work, Max Skinner said this, he did not imagine how an unexpected inheritance would change his life. He goes to Provence to sell the estate, but the old house with a vineyard enchants the hero, and falling in love with a local beauty, the heir decides to postpone his return to London altogether. But it soon turns out that the story of the inheritance is not as simple as it seemed from the very beginning. Be warned, while reading this book, it is tempting to open a bottle of French red.
“Cafe at the end of the earth. How to stop going with the flow and remember why you live”, John Strelecki
The protagonist of the book by the famous American coach John Streleka lives an ordinary life and does not really think about what is happening to him. But due to the coincidence of circumstances, one day John finds himself in a small roadside cafe with a strange name "Why". The atmosphere here is conducive to memories and reflections that help the hero to understand himself and remember what made him happy. An amazing novel, translated into 30 languages, helps to find answers to the most important questions and look at the familiar world from a new angle.
“Eat, Pray, Love,” by Elizabeth Gilbert
On the New York Times bestseller list, this book of memoirs by American writer Elizabeth Gilbert lasted 187 weeks. And if you've only watched the movie with Julia Roberts, but haven't read this novel, we advise you to fix it as early as possible. We are sure that the book can reveal many interesting quotes and moments that have been missed in the movie. Recall the plot: the main character is 32 years old, she has a successful career and a pretty husband, but she is so unhappy that she files for divorce. When the divorce proceedings are over, Elizabeth decides to travel for a whole year. The publisher writes her a check on the condition that during this time the girl will write the book. The heroine chooses three countries - Italy, India and Indonesia. After spending several months in each of them, she not only learns their history and culture, but also rediscovers herself.
“Wild. A dangerous journey as a way to find yourself "Cheryl Strayed
Another book that was filmed. “When writing this book, I used personal diaries and relied on the memories of that period in my life” - this is how Cheryl Strayed begins her autobiographical novel. Grieving the death of her mother, she contacted a drug addict and slowly killed herself. But at some point she decided to get out of the bottom and went on a solo journey. She walked along a narrow path at an altitude of more than two thousand meters, climbed a mountain peak with a heavy backpack and walked about 30 kilometers through the hot desert. On the way, the girl faced many trials and discoveries, but the most important among them was finding herself, new meanings and desires. An incredible story that makes you move towards your goal even when it seems that there are neither strengths nor opportunities.
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