Spring is upon us here is Milan! The weather has been amazing recently with sunshine and blue skies nearly everyday. Its only April and the weather is as good as an English summer! This makes me so happy because it means summer is on its way. And makes me long for lazy weekends spent chilling in the park and reading lots of books.
So with that in mind I thought I would share with you my Spring reading list. What are you reading at the moment? I love book recommendations so please share your favorite books in the comments below…
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The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff – Set between Copenhagen, Paris & Dresden in the 1920’s ‘The Danish Girl’ explores ideas of love, gender, marriage and discovering true identities. The story expresses a beautiful insight into the main characters feelings and emotions during his transgender journey and becoming one with himself. I can’t wait to watch the film too.
Self by Yann Martel – Written by the author of Life of Pi, ‘Self’ explores the differences between women & man, violence & happiness and life & death through his half autobiographical-half fictional novel. I am intrigued to see what this book will be like, but as I loved Life of Pi I am expecting it to be great!
The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie – This book tells the story of an abandoned kitten rescued from the New Delhi streets and taken to live with a Dalai Lama in Tibet. The cat spends it days sitting next to the Dalai Lama and listens to his conversations & teachings with Hollywood Stars, Buddhist Masters, Professors, Philanthropists and all who come to visit the Dalai Lama. Over time the cat gains an insight into finding peace in a busy and challenging world and shares interesting ideas on finding happiness from his own perspective.
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – Ever since reading Sophia Amoruso’s book I am all about the Girl Boss! So Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In went straight on my reading list. Her autobiography speaks about building a career, being a powerful women in business and getting to the top of your field.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
If you want some more book recommendations check out my post ‘My Winter Reading Guide’…