Top 5 books for November
1. Crypt 33: The Saga of Marilyn Monroe – The Final Word by Adela Gregory, Milo A. Speriglio
This is an intriguing book about the tumultuous life of American sweetheart Marilyn Monroe. In its 310 pages you will get familiar with the gentleness and fragility of the star, with her desperation for love, attention and approval and you will find out who killed her and why, when all she did was wanting someone to love and understand her.
2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Find out how the habits are formed and haw easy you can change them when you find out the trigger and the reward. Almost everything we do in our life is a habit even if we think otherwise and with the help of this book you can change your bad habits with good ones. All you need is perseveration. Good luck!
3. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors and this book you might say is like an autobiography. In its few pages you will find out how and when he started writing and running and how this 2 activities go hand in hand. For more details you should read the book; is short and very interesting. It almost made me want to start running although I kind of hate it. J
4. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid is a delightful book about China’s last empress. You’ll be immersed into China’s traditional culture, be fascinated by it and devour it quickly thinking it was over too fast. At least, that was what happened to me. So after you finished it you should continue the story by reading The Last Empress by the same author.
5. Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue – Patrick Modiano
Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature this year. He is a French writer with many published books. This is a very short novel written in the points of view of different characters which live their lives in the fascinating, bohemian 60’s Paris. You will discover the mysterious character Louki, Jacqueline Delanque her real name which tries to run from her routinized life. And also, between the lines uncover the profound questions about life.
What are your recommendations?