Autumn is coming to an end and winter is right around the corner. We spend more and more time indoors (at least in Scandinavia *brr*), and what is then better than to read a good book? We share some of our favorites, and who knows; maybe you’ll be inspired to read one!
Two by two by Nicholas Sparks
We never grow tired of the endless novels from Nicholas Sparks, and this one just breathtakingly beautiful. It’s about a man named Russel Green; who is married, father two a young girl and has a successful career. Some may say his living the dream, but not Russel. In just months his whole life is turned upside down and we follow him through his journey. Prepare for an powerful and very emotional story.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
This book follows two parallel plots, both situated in Paris. In the first plot, we follow the ten-year-old Jewish girl Sarah, who is arrested with her parents during the Vel’ d’Hiv’- the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps. Before they go, she locks her four-year-old brother in a cupboard, thinking the family should be back in a few hours. In the second plot, we follow Julia, an American journalist who is asked to write an article in honor of the 60th anniversary of the roundup. The two stories cross paths and this novel is not only an emotional one, but a true page turner!
Secret daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Girls have no value in the countryside in India, so when Kavita gives birth to a daughter, her husband kills the newborn. A few years later she gives birth again, but this time she manages to save her newborn child by bringing it to safety in an orphanage. 20 years later Asha, who has grown up at an adoptive family in America, returns to India to reveal her past. A beautiful story about two mothers and a child.