Now we all of a sudden have to spend a lot of time at home it's wise to create some new routines that will get you trough the day and create some "me-time"in your new reality. Reading books is the perfect way to relax and keep your mind "fit", so we list our top 7 books for you if you need some inspiration.
1- A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
This book is so impressive you won't be able to put it away and it will make you cry out loud and you don't care. We never read a book before that captured us like this one. Everything is good about it, the intense story about friendship, violence, different characters, love, perseverance and all written so delicately that despite the intensity of the story it is easily read. A must read!
2- The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
It was the only book that everybody in our book club fell in love with. A great mix of history, architecture and an intriguing family story have appealed to everybody in our group. This book has inspired us to travel to Czech, to see the villa which plays a central part in the story.
3- The truth about Harry Quebert - Joel Dicker
This story is so original and subtally written that it's a real turnpager. The strength of the book is it's originality of the story line about a famous author with a well kept secret, which will keep you curious until the plot. Enjoy!
4- Educated - Tara Westover
It is hard to believe that the novel is based on a true story that actually takes place in the modern time. This book addresses topics around parenting, religion, a power of knowledge and a human strength.
5- Zuleikha - Guzel Yakhina
Looking for a book by a modern Russian author? We can definitely recommend Zuleikha, as the book raises a lot of historical, cultural and religious issues. Despite the fact that the story takes place in a very cruel time, the main character Zuleikha can still find her happiness.
6- I am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes
The pace of this book and it's events linked to international terrorism will keep you interested until the end. Sometimes it's a bit overdone, but it's a perfect easy & entertaining read!
7- Tony Hill & Carol Jordan series - Val McDermid
We don't want to be all pretentious about our favorite books, so this police thriller series of books we can recommend if all you're looking for is a quick, exciting police thriller with an interesting psychological touch. Do check the chronological order of the titles before you start, so the flow of the story will be better.
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