Summer is here, and so is the time to lounge around in the sun, while getting lost in a book. I went a bit overboard at the book store in downtown Coral Gables, Books & Books. The store itself is a magical escape from the real world, and if it wasn't for my patient companion, I would have never left. Here are some of the items I picked up to get myself and my brain ready for the pool/beach/bed this summer.
Kafka was, if anything, a visionary, and his stretching of reality while maintaining an unease connection to the real world marks him as a one of the last visionaries. Here is a full collection of his stories that will plunge you into a a dreamlike state.
Recommended to me by my mother, Commonwealth explores the dynamics of love and family commitment.
If it has made it into Reese's Book Club, you know you've picked up a good one. Still Lives explores the disappearance of a famous artist who depicts herself as famous murdered women. In a world that fetishizes violence against women, anyone could be a suspect.
The cover mostly caught my eye, but the description took it home. Tin Man explores as two young boys move from friends to something more than friends - but, fast forward some years, one is married to a woman and the other isn't in the picture.
The author of Big Little Lies comes back fro another round- and this time she follows 9 strangers in a health resort, where not even one of the 9 seems to actually need to be in a health resort.
Revisiting a classic, The Prophet is a collection of captivating poetic essays that truly capture the essence of what it means to be human, and what it means to have heart.
I'm late to the party, since Horowitz has recently released another murder mystery just in time for summer, but I figured better late than never. This follows the investigation of the murder of a 60 year old woman who, on the same day, arranged for her own funeral.
It's been years and years, and yet this is the book I reread consistently. Siddhartha follows the journey of a young man after he encounters Buddha- and his quest for self-discovery and spiritual illumination.