5 Tiffany Young-Approved Books That Can Help You Reflect About Life
Karen Jane Ng
Just like us, Tiffany Young spent her growing years being a diehard reader of fantasy novel series like Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and obviously, Game of Thrones. But she's not afraid to read new genres outside of her comfort zone.
On her latest Instagram update, the Girls' Generation songstress recommended books that are definitely far from the fictional themes of wizardry and dragons. And these books are what accompanied her during her time in quarantine and helped her reflect about life while at it. Here's hoping the list does the same to you.
1. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
Set in Seoul, Korea, this novel revolves around the story of four women making their way in the world defined high standards of beauty, secret room salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania. Already sounds thrilling, right? Then you've got to have it in your shelf, stat!
2. Dear Girls by Ali Wong
A compilation of the author's letter to her daughters, this is a guide - written with humor - to everything any woman will sure encounter in life: dating, marriage, working in a male-dominated profession, and parenting. It may safely be said that it carries truth that can prepare you to live in the real world.
3. Excuse Me by Liana Finck
Inside this pick is a collection of the writer's most-loved cartoons divided by themed chapters. If you haven't seen her work yet, then trust us when we say that this artist is worth the attention. We hope you don't only see the drawings but also the insightful messages peeking through each.
4. The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh
Finding yourself and discovering new things along the process can be a bit scary. But it's sometimes what we need to be complete. And if there's any book that can motivate you to do that, it's this tale about of a daughter looking into her past, getting to know her absent mother while juggling between loving and forgiving.
5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former US First Lady tells her whole story as one of the most accomplished women of our era - including her childhood, life as a mother, being the first African-American family to serve America, and advocating change around the world. It's a memoir that's not short of substance and of inspiration.
We read to escape reality but sometimes it's best to face what's right in front of us, no matter if it's ugly. So maybe, rather than using books as a hideout, take it as your jumping-off point to make peace with the real world. Do it one page at a time. Thank Tiffany unnie later!