Books come into my life for different reasons and the timing has to be right for them to land well. Most books I borrow from the library because I usually only read them once. When I find myself reading a book again, I usually wonder how I could have liked it. Some books are returned unread because they don’t capture my interest. Sometimes I borrow one of the books again at a later date and enjoy reading it. A strange feeling.
“What is left behind”
Sometimes it is only one or two sentences that remain and become the retention of the book. Other times the plot is not important but the enjoyment is in the way the language is used. Most of the time, however, it is the feeling the book gives me and not the content that makes it stick.
Some books and authors that won’t let go, leave me, are the ones I share here. I prefer to read books in the original language. I read English books just as fluently as Swedish. Occasionally I read a French book with simpler text. Genres vary but most move in fictional realities, philosophical exploations and creative inspiration. An ultimate book blends these elements.
What are your book tips?
I read many and varied types of books, so please let me know about books that are special to you via email@example.com
Je m’appelle Agneta, Emma Hamberg, 2021
Night train to Lisbon, Pascal Mercier, 2007
The Invisible Mountain, Carolina De Robertis, 2010
Soulfulness – A life beyond mindfulness, Brian Draper, 2017
Health Promotion – Philosophy, Prejudice, and Practice, David Seedhouse, 1999
Range – How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, David Epstein, 2020
The Element, Sir Ken Robinson, 2009
Writing for Life, Julia Camern, 2003
The Desire to Write, Julia Cameron, 2004
On the Art of Reading and Writing, Olov Lagerkranz, 2011