The weekend is almost here! We all have different ways to unwind the week, whether it’d be going out for drinks after work or cozying up with a movie at home but point is, we all need a good break from the chaos at work. So, if you tend to unwind more by relaxing at home, here are a couple of books (and some of my favorites) to check out and add to your reading list!
- The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The novel chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, a Harvard-educated aspiring writer, and his beautiful young wife, Gloria. While they wait for Anthony’s grandfather to die and pass his millions on to them, the young couple enjoys an endless string of parties, traveling, and extravagance.
- Ink by Amanda Sun
After a family tragedy in Deep River, Canada, Katie Greene is sent to live with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan. There she feels lost and alone until she meets the mysterious Tomohiro and strange things begin to happen whenever they are together : ink drips from nowhere, drawings come to life, etc. As their relationship deepens Katie becomes drawn into Tomo’s world, that is somehow connected to the kami – powerful ancient Japanese beings.
- New York Stories by John O’Hara
Here, in this unprecedented collection, are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city – the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and power brokers, unsparingly observed by the popular American master of realism credited with inventing the New Yorker short story.
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising – a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbably dreams.
- The Wings of a Dove by Henry James
Born to wealth and privilege, Kate Croy’s mother threw it all away to marry a penniless opium addict. After her mother’s death, Kate is offered an opportunity to return to the opulent lifestyle her mother gave up – on one condition.
Also, I do realize that these books pertain to a certain reading style but I’ll try to post in the future recommendations from other genres!