Six books, perfectly accessorised
Can books be incorporated into a fashion-oriented blog? What if their stories were interpreted in a “fashionable” way? That's what I try to do on my blog.
Classic literature, contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, chick lit, humour and comedy, biography, romance, memoir, crime, thriller, historical fiction and so on and so forth... I love them all, as long as they keep me dreaming and encourage my imagination!
I hope you like them!
1. All that Is by James Salter
“He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure.” When World War Two ends, Philip Bowman returns to America with the hopes of a career in journalism. Instead, he starts working at a small publishing house, marries, divorces, falls in love and out of it, goes to dinner parties and on European business trips, engages in various sexual relationships and finally meets a woman who makes him want to settle down. But then she betrays him…
2. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
“For reasons of my own I take note of the way people act when they’re around mirrors.” Boy Novak runs away from her abusive father in New York and ends up in Flax Hills, Massachusetts. She meets widower Arturo Whitman and his astonishingly beautiful young daughter, Snow, and finally Boy gets the family and the safety she has always longed for. But then she gets pregnant and when Bird is born, the fairytale starts to crumble…
3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.” Based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last person to be executed in Iceland in 1830, the novel “recreates” her final months in custody. Charged for the murder of two men, she is sent to a farm to await her execution. The family, who is paid to house her, is very wary of living with a murderess under the same roof but as time passes they start seeing her for what she truly is and not what everyone claims.
4. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
“People have no idea of the things that don't happen to them—the lives they're not living, the deaths stalking them—and thank Christ for that.” In the summer of 1876, while San Francisco is plagued by a heat wave and a small-pox epidemic, Blanche Beunon, a French burlesque dancer, finds herself in a rather tight spot. She witnessed the murder of her best friend Jenny, her son is missing, she has no money and no place to live and the killer is on the loose. Could she be next?
5. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
“I don't want to care. If I care about things, it'll just be worse, it'll just be another thing to worry about. It's less painful if I don't care.” California girls and boys high on coke and expensive champagne, bed hopping, night clubbing, house partying and pool lounging is all in a day's work for Clay and his friends. It seems like the perfect laidback Christmas break until Clay gets gradually alienated from his cohorts. Everything seems pointless. No drive, no ambition, no feeling, no nothing. Is this what Clay’s life is about?
6. Tigers In Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
“If there's one thing you can be sure about in this life, it's that you won't always be kissing the right person.” It all begins at the end of the Second World War, when the two attached at the hip cousins, Nick and Helena, are about to start their new lives ... as wives. Full of hopes and dreams they go their separate ways knowing that they'll always have Tiger House, the old family estate on Martha's Vineyard. Going through the decades, few things stay the same. Marriage isn't what they thought it would be, their family bond is shaken and when, in the late 50s, the kids find the victim of a murder, everything just comes apart at the seams.