With temperatures cooling off a bit and days getting a bit shorter everyday, I have been on the lookout for books to add to my fall/winter reading list. It’s so hard for me to settle down and read a book these days. Most of the time, I get interrupted and other times. I just fall asleep. But I am hopeful and will keep on trying to read a few pages, even if it takes me a a month and a half to finish one novel.
Here are some of the titles that I am thinking of:
- The Mothers by Britt Bennett – It’s a complicated story of female friendships, love, and motherhood (the mothers we are and want to be as well as mothers missing in our lives). A debut novel from Britt Bennett, the book’s characters are supposedly quite captivating that we’ll be thinking about them long after we’ve finished the book.
- You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris – His video went viral on social media after the Bataclan shootings in Paris where his wife was killed. This will be a bit sad to read but there’s something beautiful about his will and courage to go on. My favorite line from him is when he said of his toddler son and terrorist attackers, “For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.”
- The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Cheng – It’s a funny satire story of rich businessman, Charles Wang, who is financially ruined and must now find a way to save face and restore pride while uprooting his family who are quite content with their very privileged lives in boarding schools and 1,000-count bed sheets. The question for Mr. Wang is will he be able start a new life in China and still keep his family together or will it be too late for any drastic solutions. Sounds like a fun read.
- Walk Through Walls by Marina Abromovic – The greatest and most controversial performance artist of our time, this memoir details Marina’s strict childhood in Yugoslavia as well as her 12-year relationship with performance artist, Ullay. Another book on how personal courage and ability to persevere allow us to overcome challenges in our lives.
What about you? Any good books that you’ve read or planning to read this fall?