Shakespeare, Bronte, Austen, Hesse – well literature has got me since the moment I was able to string words for words together so that it make sense. Until today I’m still dreaming of a room where I can collect all my favourite books in several book shelves – actually I’ve got one. It’s amazing that books whether enrich our mind and soul or they help us to escape reality for a moment. When I’m reading a book I love to mark touching or genious passages.
I wish you were a book
so I could flip through the pages and underline my favourite things about you
fold your page’s corners
and tell my friends how wonderful you are.
I would save you in a bookshelf next to my bed
where I come to escape reality
and dream of things that make me happy.
I would read you again and again,
as if you were the only book I’ve got
and I would take you everywhere with me.
Because you would make me happy.
I would read you again and again.
With the way you choose your words
and how sweetly you let them flow through paper…
Below there’s a list of books which you should definitively read this summer and they are also my personal favourite novels.
- Gregory Roberts – Shantaram
„It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.“
An epic novel based on the life of the author who escaped from prison in Australia to India.
- Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha
“This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely.”
- Patrick Süskind – Perfume: Story of a murderer
“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”
If you understand german, read it in german. Süskind is a wizard who is able to toying around with words. Amazing!
photo: Rahel H.
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