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Three books you should definitely read this month

By Neha Rassal

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World Book Day is an UNESCO celebration of reading which takes place every March. / Pixabay

It’s World Book Day on March 2 – a day where we’re all encouraged to read. So here are this month’s top three books that you should definitely get your hands on.

1. South and West, by Joan Didion

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Joan Didion is famous for her journalism. /Tradlands-Flickr

Joan Didion, the best-selling author of The Year of Magical Thinking, returns with a fascinating story about a road trip she took in 1970.

Travelling through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, she interviews local people, writes about heritage and shares her notes on the Patty Hearst trial – the abduction of the granddaughter of a publishing magnate that was the talk of the town back at the time.

2. Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid

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Hamid is a British Pakistani novelist./Mr.Choppers -Wikimedia

In a country on the brink of civil war, the independent Nadia falls in love with the gentle Saeed. But as the unrest around them spreads, they are forced to flee their homes.

The novel follows them on an incredible journey as they face sectarian war, refugee camps and find their relationship tested in ways they had never imagined. Filled with love and hope, Exit West is a gripping read.

3. We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

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Gillian Anderson starred in the X-Files alongside David Duchovny./Gage Skidmore-Flickr

The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel will bring about a book that encourages women to have each other’s backs.

Based on nine principles – honesty, trust, humility, acceptance, courage, peace, kindness, joy and love – We helps females overcome low self-esteem and be optimistic.

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