(n.) A lover of books;
one who loves to read, admire and collect books.
One of our favorite things to collect or purchase are books. We love strolling around in old or contemporary bookshops and try to find as many books as possible. Everytime we enter a bookshop one of us leaves at least with three books… Yes. We might have a slightly bit of a problem. However, you can never have to many books, right? The last couple of months, we’ve collected again some pretty great books and we’d like to share them with you.
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand
This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.
The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers
When Singer’s mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book’s heroine (loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Brilliantly attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated–and, through Mick Kelly, to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
Bridget Jones’ Diary: The edge of reason by Helen Fielding
Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, Bridget Jones searches for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice (“‘I’m just calling to say in the potty! In the potty! Well, do it in Daddy’s hand, then!'”). She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of “How to Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It” (“can self-help books really self help?”), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.
Girl in pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.
The girl in between by Sarah Caroll
”I’m invisible. Ma says I’m supposed to be so the Authorities don’t get me. She goes out into the streets almost every day but I’m not allowed. I’ve got to stay inside the mill so they don’t see me.”
We were liars by E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
Always and forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
While Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father’s closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, through the five boroughs of New York, into history, to the bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.
These we’re all the books we’ve collected the last couple of weeks. And we will probably go back to some bookstores soon, to find some new ones again.
Kiki~Jane & Lily~Rose