How do you fulfil your inner desires without revealing them? Instead of being brash and making unreserved advances, seek out non-hazardous methods like containing your hunger via imaginative realms. Fantasy is allowed on paperbacks, so get hooked on these seductive texts and liberate your mind.
The New Me
Millennials do dream big: a swanky loft, quality meals and a generous pay cheque are often on their checklists. But for 30-year-old Millie, her career ceiling ends at an unglamorous temp office job. This forces her to doubt her ambitions and she nitpicks the ways she can fix her life. Don’t get startled if you find that the somewhat delusional and meek hero resonates with you, it’s just the effects of modern life and capitalism.
You Know You Want This
Remember the viral short story, 'Cat Person'? Its author is back with a collection of short stories that examines complex human feelings such as pain, pleasure and power. From a conniving couple who intimidate their victim into performing an abominable act to a birthday wish gone awry, the graphic and perverse actions of each central figure will draw out hidden emotions in yourself.
The founder and curator of eclectic website Brainpickings traverse centuries to explore the life and times of key historical figures such as Emily Dickinson and Rachel Carson. Its context feels biographical, but Popova wants to encourage big thinkers to go with their gut and follow the footsteps of such dignitaries to reap rewards by taking the leap of faith. There’s still room for more influencers to change society through meaningful work after all.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark
This detailed true account from a relentless journalist who died while investigating a case of a serial rapist turned murderer will thrill amateur sleuths and crime buffs alike. McNamara offers insights into two variations of obsession: a criminal mastermind who's twisted and a determined advocate of justice who want to identify the Golden State Killer. She’s not alone too; fellow cold case enthusiasts assist with her quest for the truth.
The Story Of Sex
Philippe Brenot and Laetitia Coryn
Sex is often discussed either in a genial approach without offending anyone or a brief jesting manner while walking on eggshells. Attitudes towards eroticism have been shaped by religion, superstition and morality laws on what is and isn’t palatable for centuries. This graphic novel is a lifesaver to describe those awkward but necessary details in a humorous way. Understanding sexual ancestry doesn’t get more fun than this.
These titles are available at Books Kinokuniya.