I’ve been wanting to speak about books for a while now. Do you like reading? We love it. In our shelves you can find any book that Haruki Murakami has published, all kinds of travel diaries … but also a fair amount of bestsellers. We read almost everything that falls into our hands and we are not ashamed to admit that we love us some bestsellers!
During a quite obscure period of my life reading kept me sane. I remember devouring Ken Follet’s The Pilars of the Earth all bundled up in bed in order not to think about my problems. And it really helped! But if there’s an author that has made me happy, that’s Marian Keyes. I know that she is one of the epitomes of the so called chick lit and lots of women deny reading that kind of books, but I find her novels quite inspiring, funny and uplifting. Sushi for begginers is my favourite. If you are having a rough time, I can’t recommend her books enough.
The last book that has helped me overcome a hard time is Love, Style, Life by Garance Dore. I read it in one sitting, specifically during a quite scary three hour flight. I didn’t know what to expect but I found lots of stories that (surprisingly) I could identify with. Those 90s nd early 00s were difficult, you know… I also found myself in some chapters of Not that kind of girl, by Lena Dunham. While I never thought I had anything in common with those two famous and opinionated women, it turns out I do. I guess we all strugle, but just some of us are brave enough to admit it.
One last recommendation: All the light we cannot see, by Anthony Doerr. If you want to escape your life for a while with a nice cup of coffee and an absorbing story, then you’re in for a treat (the plot is rather hard, though). What about you, any recommendation for us? Do you look for comfort in the pages of a book?