I used to be an avid reader, finishing a book in only a few days when I was younger. Unfortunately the older I got the less I read. I tried to read before sleeping but I never really came far so I basically just gave up. Lately however I realised that reading during the day was actually a fun thing to do and really took my mind off things. I bought some books I’ve had my eye on for some time and gave it a try. What shall I say? My bookshelves are full again…

Here are a few picks from my list, some of which I’ve read, some of which I’m going to.

Yes I have to admit, I am a sucker for a good, cheesy, classy lovestory! This is exactly what you get with “The Ingredients of Love” by Nicolas Barreau. The story is set in Paris and follows the young, heartbroken chef Aurélie on her search for the author of a book that changed her life. I had read this book years ago and coming back to it felt like coming back to an old friend. I truly enjoyed every single page!

This sequel to the novel “Call Me by Your Name” does not (exclusively) tell the story of the main characters Elio and Oliver and it did take me some time to get used to that idea. They make a joint appearance at the end of the book, but before that André Aciman resorted to telling two other stories. If you like Aciman’s style of writing, like me, then you will probably enjoy this as much as the first one. If you are just in it for Elio and Oliver though,  you will most likely be dissappointed.

I truly recommend you to get the hardback copy of this, or for that matter any of Rupi Kaur’s books. They just look so stunningly beautiful and also make a nice present for a friend! “the sun and her flowers” is a book about life and all its facets. Rupi Kaur just knows how to capture a feeling in a few words. If you are open to short stories and poems, you have to give this a try!

I’m sure many of you have either read this one already or at least heard about it. After the events following George Floyds death in 2020 Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book showed up on most lists for literature to educate yourself. I finally bought it a few weeks ago and I’m excited to start reading when I’ve finished the book I’m reading now. 

A while ago I basically binge-watched “Ratched” on Netflix. As I usually do, I looked the show up and found out, that the story is a prequel to Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Funnily enough, my aunt had given me that exact book a few years ago, but I had never read it. Since I did like the show, I put it on my list of books to read. We’ll see if the original can keep up with it’s latest spin on the story. 

Maybe you have read some of these books already, maybe they inspire you to pick up one that has been lying around your home for a long time, or you even decide to buy one of them. 

Whatever the case may be, I hope you ebjoyed this short rundown of my book list. 

xx Leonie

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