It’s been a while. Last time I posted something I shared with you my recipe for Bircher Muesli. I’ve sometimes been adding spirulina to that, lately. I hope some of you have made it and enjoyed it.
But right now, it’s time for bookish things. Over the years I’ve read a lot of books. A LOT. Maybe too many. Wait, there is no such thing. Just a lot, it is.
Some books are really popular and everyone’s heard of them, but there are also books that not a lot of people know about. Books that should get so much more credit than they currently have. So with this post I hope to introduce you to some books that are really great, that you may not have read yet, but really should!
Here we go!
- Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Cohn & Levithan
You may have seen the movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. No? Well, you should watch it, but that’s not what this is about. That movie was based on a book by Cohn and Levithan. But there’s another book by this writing couple that I may love even more than Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares takes you on a journey through New York. Books are the basis of Dash and Lily’s relationship as they communicate through a small notebook. This book is so amazing, wonderful and feelgood. It’s the kind of book you wish could happen to you in real life.
I don’t want to say anything else about it because I don’t want to ruin the experience of reading it, for you. But definitely read it!
- All My Friends Are Superheroes – Kaufman
This book is one of those little books that you read in a day. It’s so unique and different.
Basically, we’re introduced to a bunch of “superheroes” as Tom – made invisible by his lover’s ex – tries to convince his wife that he hasn’t disappeared. The powers of these superheroes, while funny and superficial at first, really make you think about people and their good and bad habits. While the book can be read as a simple, fun read, it can also really make you think about life, the people around you and your own good and bad habits.
- Billy & Me – Fletcher
Anyone that knows me knows that I just love the Fletcher family. They are all so creative and they seem so nice. Giovanna Fletcher writes a lot of beautiful, romantic books. (And yes, by beautiful I also mean the covers, I just love the style of her cover artist).
Billy & Me has a story that didn’t appeal to me that much when I first read it. But just because I loved another book by her I decided to get it, anyway. It’s about a girl who falls in love with a famous actor. She loses herself in the process and so the book is about love but also about self-discovery and dealing with heavy emotions.
I really liked this book. It was like watching a romantic comedy (which I love). You really quickly feel like you know the characters, which I think is an amazing thing for a writer to do. All in all, it’s not a difficult book or a highly intellectual read but it is the kind of book that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
- The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost – Friedman
So I found this book a long time ago on Goodreads when I was looking for books about 20-somethings travelling. I liked the premise of this book as a shy, play-it-safe kind of girl was the protagonist (much like me). The places she travels to are also places I’ve always been interested in maybe visiting; Ireland, Australia and South America (fine, the first two more so than the third, but still).
If I had to describe this book I would do it as follows: A book that’s similar to Eat Pray Love only for a younger generation. That’s all I’m going to say. It’s something you have to be interested in, but if you are, I definitely recommend it.
CAUTION: it will make you want to travel!
- The Readymade Thief – Rose
So, this is not the kind of book I usually read. I got it from a colleague of mine because she thought I might like it. I did obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it now.
This book is very exciting. While I’ve never read any books by Dan Brown I think the whole artist-may-have-hidden-messages-or-more-in-his-work-idea is similar. It’s very interesting, slightly over-the-top or crazy at times, but it works. I think it’s strange that I haven’t heard a lot about it so I thought I’d include it in this list.
So, I hope you enjoyed this list. If you have already read these books please let me know what you thought about the books. If you’re planning on reading certain books let me know too! I love to know what other people are reading.
See you next time!