We have seen a large number of historical novels written and published in recent years. What makes these books different is the fact that they are set in the Middle Ages. These novels range from mysteries and fantasies to adventures and romances.

The term was coined by the American scholar William James in Principles of Psychology (1890), which utilized the illustration of a stream to portray the stream of thoughts, ideas, sentiments, and memories that go through any individual's brain. Many authors in the mid twentieth century believed that they could get nearer to reality not by "telling" but rather by subjectively "showing" the stream of consciousness.

Looking for something to read this weekend? Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish author who won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. His works have been translated into almost 60 different languages and are globally acknowledged. Here are 3 books that shed light on the works of one of the most prominent novelists.

Feminism as a literary expression is not a new concept. Women have found their voices in fiction, non-fiction, and modern story-telling. Literature is a sphere where women can think and do under their own conditions and terms. Although today's literature still has a fair number of sexist works, the feminist genre takes up more space on the bookshelves every day. Today, the center of the literary world can be the female experience and more women of all ages telling their stories in their own individual ways.

This time our overview of books is related to fiction. But fiction as you have never read before.

Classics, best sellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Prize winners, authors of the year, the best of the best – they all tend to catch our attention – mostly because their works are amazing achievements that combine eloquence and style. From time to time, though, we do need light-hearted, humorous books from the underground to bring some fun to our synapses.

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author who has been widely described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. His works have been influenced by Western literature and music, which highly differentiates him from other Japanese writers. Although this influence is quite obvious, his works still cover Japanese youth and adolescence, Japanese social norms, and Japanese ways of people dealing with topics such as religion, tradition, and sexuality.

Previous week the world celebrated the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a world-famous author who is best known for creating the legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. We have all read at least one book about Sherlock, seen at least one movie, or even became fans of numerous TV series. However, Conan Doyle was not only an extraordinary writer of mystery novels, he was also capable of creating great historical and adventure books, two of which we are glad to present in this week's review.

The summer is just a week away, and it is understandable that sunny beaches, pleasant walks in a park, or a barbecue with friend could be more alluring than reading at home. But we are certain that our most avid readers will find time to enjoy the books that we recommend this week, while bathing in the pleasant rays of the sun or flying to some beautiful tourist destination. These books will be a wonderful accompaniment for your holidays.  

We often admire people with extraordinary gifts, those whom society often deems geniuses for their contributions to the progress of mankind. Among such path-finding minds are Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Mozart. However, there have also been geniuses who did not have the best interests of humanity in mind. In other words, they were dark personalities with tragic endings to their lives. The books which we have selected for you this week serve to remind us that great knowledge is not always put to a good use, and could be more of a curse than a blessing.


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