I have at least one book on the go in every room of the house. An easy read next to the bed, something unsettling in the kitchen, a few laughs in the living room, a dip-in in the office, a page-turner in the toilet. Think about it, you don’t always need the same thing from what you’re reading. To me, only reading one book at a time would be like only watching Workin’ Moms: not enough diversity or depth.
Since today is Book Lovers Day, I thought I’d put together a short selection of books that are great to pick up for different needs.
Inspiration or a creative boost:
A new point of view:
A change of scenery:
- Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
- Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
A bit of perspective:
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell
- Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by JD Salinger
- [Not a novel, but] Writers at Work: The Paris Reviews Interviews (Series 1)
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
- The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski
- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
- Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments… I’m always looking for a good recommendation!
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