Spring reading list

Oh, what a joy it is to wrap in a warm blanket with a cup of tea and read a book… On a sunny morning, during lunch break (no blanket at that time), on a dark evening after work or anytime on weekends – this is when I read and get lost between the stories of writers’ imaginary worlds. 

This season I was reading:

  • “On Writing” by Charles Bukowski
  • “Tropic by Cancer” by Henry Miller
  • “Travels with Myself” by Tahir Shah
  • “Better than Before” by Gretchen Rubin
  • “Brida” by Paulo Coelho
  • “Versions of Us” by Laura Barnett
  • “The Flea Palace” by Elif Shafak
  • “Sister Carrie” by Theodore Dreiser
  • “We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere” by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

Lately, I was feeling an eager to read not only non-fiction books but novels as well. However, one time when I went to the library, I wasn’t feeling well and just picked some random books without reading their back information. Well, two out of three such books were rather strange. 

One of them was “On Writing” by Charles Bukowski – it was a book of insane letters written by Charles Bukowski and I manage to read only around a half of this book. All I can say about this book that it was very unusual and not an easy read. 

Another randomly picked book was “Tropic by Cancer” written by Henry Miller. After reading the first couple of pages I couldn’t keep myself from laugh – it was a story of a man who was describing women and men that he knew and the only things he wrote about were pussies, penises, and sex. It was so incredibly strange! I showed that book to my boyfriend and he was amazed by it and encouraged me to read it all and show him the “best” parts. He also googled that this book was banned in USA and England because of its indecency and obscenity. This made me curious what else could be written in that book but all I manage to read was only 30 pages, that was enough for me.

All the other books weren‘t so unexpected and I enjoyed reading them all. However, one particular book I liked very much – “We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere” by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel. It’s a book written by two wonderful women for all the women around the globe. It’s about self-love, confidence, ups and downs and the journey of finding your true self. This book has to be read slowly if you want to take the most of it. There I found quite a lot of valuable tips that I incorporated in my daily life. I’m glad I read this book and wish you to read it too!

Well, and all the other books were very nice novels, taking you to various places of the world and showing it through different perspectives.

Books on Spring reading list was very interesting even though I never know what books I‘ll pick at the library. There‘s an infinite number of stories I haven‘t get to know yet and I‘m looking forward to reading more of them!

April 1, 2019