By: Inbar Dekel
Good news everyone, it’s your lucky day! we’ve got a brand-new recommendation list just for you. Aren’t you all just really excited about it as we are? now you can finally read that one book (or five) everyone was talking about but you just didn’t have the time for. Now, this list of recommendations is a personal one, we’re not saying all the books on the list are everyone’s cup o’ tea, but – you will find at least one that will be, guarantied.
They’re all fantastic books and very different in style so there’s no competition. The order will be according the the date of issue, simple as that. Let’s start shall we?
Every Man Dies Alone (Alone in Berlin),1947 – published for the first time in English only in 2009 (for obvious reasons) by Melville House Publishing, this fierce history fiction novel is diffidently a must read on our list. Written by Hans Fallada, this novel sets in Germany, Berlin, during War World I and is based on the true story about a working class elderly married couple – Otto and Elise Hampel who, after losing their son to the battlefield in France, start creating and spreading a series of anti Nazi propaganda on old postcards. Epic, suspenseful and grim you must embrace yourselves for this dangerous ride of truly realizing what it means to be alone in Berlin.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 1994–1995 – Published in English in 1997 by renowned translator Jay Rubin (from Japanese), this Haruki Murakami novel that some might categorize as part reality part trance is a bizarre hypnotizing fairy tale bordering on a horror story. With a missing cat, two sisters called Malta and Creta Kano and a woman named Nutmeg this exceptional novel is bound to get your attention. A word of caution: it gets pretty graphic in certain parts, but well worth the risk if you ask us!
published by Text Publishing in Australasia, this romance fiction novel written by Graeme Simsion tells the story of Don Tillman – a genius genetics professor taking on a “wife project” in order to find himself a suitable life companion. The hilarious humor Simsion uses to convey the delicate fragility of our humanity along with the words aren’t written but still manage to describe the person Don is and his special connection with Rosie are priceless, there’s no possible way to stay indifferent, on the contrary, it’s a must read.
is a memoir published by Random House Publishing. The author is the talented actress/writer/director/producer Ms. Lena Dunham. picture a spicy witty personal diary filled with a woman’s deepest most private thoughts, take out all the filters and give it a pink cover, and wallah – you have the most amusing book you will read any time soon. It’s not all pink and pleasant though.. Lena deals with some dark issues as well, that kind every woman (or person) went through at some point in their lives. What makes this a must read is the complete and exposed honesty that quenches our never ending thirst for a big brother like behavior and along with that makes us face real life from a totally new perspective.
The Taming of the Queen 2015 – Publisher: Simon & Schuster. The author Philippa Gregory has published more than 35 books (most are historical novel series), the most famous one of them all being The Other Boleyn Girl that was made into a Hollywood movie in 2008 and featured house hold names such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana. If you know Gregory’s style you already know what treat awaits you in this wonderful novel about Henry VIII‘s sixth and last wife Katherine Parr. Gregory tells it like it really was, meaning: we have no way of knowing since not much is documented about Katherine Parr and her time as the queen of England but it sure is exciting to dive in to the authors wild mind and imagine it.
These were top 5 books you should definitely must read, in our humble opinion anyways. What is your favorite one? is it number 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 ? make sure to drop by and let us know what you really think about it!