If you’re looking for the next pages that will keep you glued to your couch, you’re in the right place.
“I always imagined that heaven would be like a library”said Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer who became known for books such as The Library of Babel, The Aleph and The Garden of Forked Paths. Not such an absurd statement if you think about it, especially considering that each book is also a world of its own.
In the summer, the more relaxed mood is something, the holidays are something -especially the latter-, you have more time to devote to reading one -at least- book. In my case, there were five books that, once I got my hands on them, I didn’t put them down until I reached the last page.
It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover (Dioptra Editions)
The It Ends With Us is a book about pain, love, and how deeply rooted our childhood traumas can be in shaping our character in adulthood. This is a deeply emotional telling of a “next door” story that can really happen to anyone.
Heal – Kelly Noonan Gores (Field Editions)
In an obviously more searching mood, the Heal it delves into our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. He explains how our health does not work independently of them and combines modern and ancient practices to help the reader understand that he is not a coward in the face of it all.
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (Metaihmio Editions)
I had read it several years ago in its original form, now I wanted to “refresh” it and translate it. The Picture of Dorian Gray it is a story that par excellence describes the futility of external beauty and ephemeral pleasures. At the same time, it is the most “tangible” depiction of inner ugliness that can “erase” outer beauty.
Invisible Witness – Nicci French (Dioptra Editions)
If you’ve read Nicci French, you know you’re going to expect suspense and o Invisible Witness continues this tradition. The mystery is rampant from the first page, with the protagonist trying to understand her young daughter’s sudden change in behavior after she leaves her ex with his new partner.