I love to read. It’s a habit that I have developed from the time I learned the alphabet. Most of my stock knowledge, I’ve gained from reading. It is a form of mental exercise that I can’t live without. My interest varies: from the current news, to fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle-beauty-and-fashion, music-literature-and-arts to health-wellness-and-gardening. The list goes on. This month, here are the books I recommend you mark “to read”.
by Elena Ferrante
From the fiercely private and anonymous Italian novelist who goes by the pseudonym Elena Ferrante, this novel is the first of three books in her Neapolitan series. It follows the tumultuous lives of two women Elena and Lila, as they come of age against the backdrop of the vibrant, yet perilous city of Naples from the 50s and beyond.
For those who struggle to have a work-life balance, and appreciate the small things in life, this book might help you transform. As the Danish word ‘hygge‘ (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) suggests, slow down, connect and have ‘fun‘ with the people who are important in your life. Written in a poetic manner, the passages in this book will anchor you to relish the moments that make you happy instead of constantly dashing in a rush.
by Kevin Kwan
Thanks to the overwhelming success of Kevin Kwan’s first novel Crazy Rich Asians, fans are already discussing about his new book Rich People Problems even before its official release this coming May. Life is an exciting, sometimes complicated, journey that we all undergo, whether we are born to an extremely wealthy family or a pauper. Being ridiculously wealthy does not exclude anyone from having, well, #richpeopleproblems. Through this third and final installment in his Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, Kwan once again promises his readers a glimpse through the complexities that surround the glitz and glamour of rich people’s lives. This book is available for pre-order from Amazon.
by Jake Rosenberg and Stephanie Mark
From the creative duo behind the popular fashion blog Coveteur, this glossy coffee table book is filled with lush photography showcasing the lives, creative process, and enviable closets of global tastemakers. Much like the website, it gives us an intimate peek (and lots of fashion/design eye candy) into the private spaces of inspirational people that define the styles and trends of the present generation.
Now, it’s time to get to your nook and start flipping the page, don’t you think? Happy reading!