This week my newly ordered books have arrived. I needed more reading material for the summer. I’ve already read Françoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse. I finished it in one sitting, because I couldn’t put it down. It’s the perfect summer read. Sagan seamlessly takes you to a different time and place with her wonderfully composed, flowing writing and her words have a merciless candour, not like anything I’ve read before. This has become one of my all-time favourite books.
I’m now diving into Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. A Passage to India has been on my wish list for a long time and I am anxious to start that one too. I loved David Lean’s movie and I imagine I will enjoy the novel much more. As for Out of Africa, I read it only in Romanian some years ago and I can not believe it’s taken me so long to get an original version. If only we could read all our favourite books in the language they were written in. What are you reading this summer?
photos by me (2 & 3 taken on our recent road trip)