I just celebrated my 40th birthday a few days back, and as per usual it is a very bookish birthday, thanks to my greatest enabler of all times, my husband and my lovely daughter. He asked me to make a list of the books that I always wanted but couldn’t find anywhere – and good man that he is, he got practically everything for me – thanks to Book Depository. 🙂
A Very Europa Edition Kind Of Book Love
Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante, The Days Of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
The Elegance Of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, The Life Of Elves by Muriel Barbery
Mayumi And The Sea Of Happiness by Jennifer Tseng, The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo
The Brotherhood Of Book Hunters by Raphael Jerusalmy, The Faces Of God by Mallock
Ray Bradbury Is Timeless
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton, Bradbury Stories: 100 Of His Most Celebrated Tales with an introduction by the Author. Too bad The Sound of Thunder is not found in this compilation of Bradbury’s short stories.
Poetry Feeds The Soul
Federico Garcia Lorca’s Collected Poems
The Unknown University by Roberto Bolaño
Novels from Hungary and Romania
The Door by Hungarian novelist Magda Szabo, Miruna A Tale by Romanian-born Bogdan Suceavã.
Naturally, I am having a week-long birthday getaway – because, you know, forty. 🙂