This month I took refuge in books more than ever. The moments I had for reading were my times of quietness and temporary escape from the sad reality we all live in. The truth is that music and books have the power to change our mood; they allow us to travel to places as far away as possible. They allow us to disconnect from the outside world and be more attentive to what is happening inside of us.
Here are this month’s readings.
Ma gasesti cand vrei by Lavinia Braniste.
A Romanian author who explores a couple’s life as they navigate their relationship through pain, power, and manipulation. The book was good, but in my opinion, it lacked that culminating moment that I kept waiting for.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you had taken different decisions? If you would have chosen different things, if only you would have done or said something different? The Midnight Library is a story about parallel universe theory, a place of simulation, regrets and infinite possibilities. One of my favorites this month.
The book of joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams
I got this book at an estate sale last month, and I’ve been reading it little by little every day at lunchtime. Given the current world situation, it has been my daily dose of compassion, optimism and hope for a better world. A book that I encourage you to read slowly, pause and reflect on the profound yet simple ideas shared with us by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.