There is something to be said for the power of a good book. While fashion, design, and art are our passion, literature holds a special place in our hearts. There are few things better than waking up on a Sunday, putting on the kettle, and getting lost for a few hours beneath your favorite blanket.
We are taking advantage of these winter weekends by catching up on some quality reading. For starters, the fire is going, the television is off, and maybe, just maybe, our phone is turned to silent.
When perusing the shelf, we look for a book that reminds us to slow down, take it all in, and forget about the small stuff. A great book doesn't always have to teach you a life lesson, inspire you to travel the world, or embolden your beliefs--it simply has to force you, if only for a little while, to get lost in a world different then your own.
The number of books out there can be a little intimidating. There are so many to choose from, with so little time to invest. Over the past year we've read some new and some old and here are a few suggestions:
If you're looking for a casual, fun read, check out Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy, beginning with A Discovery of Witches.
For a gut-wrenching romance, certain to leave you emotional, pick up Jojo Moyes's highly lauded Me Before You.
Lastly, if you're looking to invest yourself in something serious, something long term, look no further than Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life. It kept us up late, kept us searching for answers, and eventually left us in tears.
When it is all said and done, find whatever makes you choose a book over brunch, or a few pages over an early night. Find the book that makes curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee the best option. Find the book that, at the end of a long day, is all you can think of. Treat your mind and body to the remedy of good literature, and find a story to get lost in.