I have to admit that there is nothing better than devastating our own stories with cover stars like Laura Harrier or the biggest summer trends, but there is something to be said when you pick up physical books. There is a magic that is second to none when you are completely immersed in the pages of a novel that you cannot put down. With that in mind, we talked to our Who What Wear staff about the books that they recently read and that they couldn't file (and why). Read on to find out which books you should read as soon as possible.
Your book selection: All things stop appearing by Elizabeth Brundage. Why this book? Kat said: “This novel was chosen as my newest choice for a book club. It has many elements of a page turner: ghosts, murder and a psychopath who seems normal … at first glance. But unlike many in this genre, this book actually deals with topics like feminism and atheism versus religion. I have never read a book that likes both, and I loved it. It takes some time to heat up, but it was a nice distraction that I enjoyed reading. "
Your selection of books: The Flatshare by Beth O & # 39; Leary. Why this book? Anneliese: “If you are a fool for a good Rom-Com, this is the right thing for you. I read a lot of heavy pieces and needed easy reading, so my mother recommended Beth O & # 39; Learys The Flatshare. I was intrigued by the first page and finished it seriously within a few days. You will have no choice but to fall in love with the two characters and justify their happiness! "
Your book selection: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. As Natalia told us, this is her book of choice because "writing is pure poetry, and while I have had many interruptions while reading the story (writing a little too descriptive / confused), the final chapters have the bound book in a nice bow. I was so fascinated by what I read that I thought about it for weeks. I wish I could go back in time and reread this novel with new eyes. I would tell myself to slow down, enjoy the descriptions / thoughts and just enjoy it. "
Your book selection: Writers & Lovers by Lily King. Why this book? Erin told us: “I absolutely loved this book and I think I finished it in three sessions. King is a great writer, and the story she tells here is so reliable. "
Your book selection: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino. Why should you read this book? Anna said: "Jia approaches this series of essays so freshly and personally that she deals with the countless possibilities with which we deceive or" cheat "ourselves. Once I picked up her book, I couldn't put it away, but I also like that you could easily read one or two essays at the same time and still make something of it. The chapter entitled "Always Be Optimizing" was published near home. It shows how women today feel the unique pressure to keep improving and points to iconic trends such as bar classes, sweet green salads, and $ 90 leggings for athletes. "
Your book selection: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Nicole said to us: “I recently started reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and I reach for it every time I have five minutes left. It keeps me interested and engaged all the time, without the fearful feeling that comes with overly exciting storylines. "
Your book selection: Someone who will love you in all your damaged splendor by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Michelle told us, “This book made me feel so many things. It is a collection of essays related to relationships written by the author (the creator of BoJack Horseman) at various stages in his life. It is heartwarming, funny, moving, strange, touching, brilliant. Enjoy. (I would also recommend this to anyone who wants to bring more reading into their lives because the essay format can be a little more accessible.) ”
Your selection of books: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. As Jeisen explained: "This is great reading whether you are interested in sneakers / shoes or not, but it is even better if you are." I think anyone who knows the Nike brand would enjoy this book. It's really cool to be able to read the background stories about how certain shoes came about and what Phil Knight had to go through to build a brand. It is very easy to read all around and now is the perfect time to learn it. "
Her book selection: You never forget your first one, by Alexis Coe. Drew said: “I actually pre-ordered this book and finished it the day I got it! I love history and American culture, and this biography of George Washington – the first of a historian – fits exactly. Coe's writing is smart, committed and stimulates thought and gives readers a perspective from which they can re-examine our historical heroes. "
Your book selection: Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein. "All my friends are big in the manifestation, and I've always been skeptical," said Rachel. “But when I saw a friend publish some quotes from this book about their IG stories, they were very well received and honestly seemed to be common sense. During this pandemic, I felt incredibly fearful for obvious reasons, but it also created seemingly unrelated fears. So I decided to give this book a try. I cannot testify that I have manifested anything else, but even if you do not believe that the entire universe has a plan, there were some INCREDIBLY practical tips to promote positivity and therefore productivity. "
Your book selection: The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Why this book? Michaela said: “This fiction book is a fascinating journey through Old Hollywood, as a film star tells at the end of her life. Glamor, power, scandal – everything is there with many wonderful and heartbreaking twists and turns in between. I cried, I laughed and found a new appreciation for women who have flourished in this male-dominated industry. I never wanted this book to end! "
Your book selection: Normal People by Sally Rooney. Aralyn told us: “Sally Rooney's 2017 debut novel (Conversations With Friends – also a must) took the mainstream literary world by storm, and then published her second novel, Normal People, before she turned 30. Rooney's ability is to viscerally capture the emotions that arise from interpersonal relationships: friendships and intimate connections. If you've ever longed, this novel could destroy your heart. "
Your book selection: His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. “This series is fiction for young adults, but I read the books as an adult and wow, it really keeps your attention, imagination and thirst for adventure alive. It's like Wes Anderson wrote fantasy for women, ”said Charlotte. "You are following a lively, young protagonist on a great journey into a parallel universe in which people's souls manifest themselves as an animal that is always with you. It's bad, empowering, fun, and magical. All of these things make it a really fascinating and quick read. "
Your book selection: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Why this book? As Jacqui told us: "Ferrante creates a wonderful world that takes you into 1950s Italy and the life of her beautiful characters."
Your book selection: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Jasmine said: “I'm not kidding you, it took me one day to finish this 400-page book. While this was my first acquaintance with the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, he is known for reporting the African American experience in the United States in both novels and for The Atlantic. In his latest novel The Water Dancer, he uses mysticism to explore the life of the slave and protagonist Hiram. And although this is by no means a lighthearted reading, the author's ability to take you through time to another word is really mystifying. "
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