February is a beautiful month to read. Truthfully, all months are perfect for picking up a new book and start digging in a story. But February is really magical because after a “transformation” January comes a settling in the atmosphere. You plan your goals; you know what you want to do, and you discover new opportunities.
The top picks of this months are:
1. Conversations with friends by Sally Rooney
This book is one of my recent reads. I absolutely adored it. So much, that soon I will write an in-depth review on it. Being the first novel of Rooney, I felt like I was reading already an acclaimed writer. Her style and flow of words are so beautiful and unpretentious that it is easy to follow and understand.
I loved how it tackles a taboo story: adultery. The main character falls in love and has a relationship with a married man. It is a story of getting to know yourself, what you are capable of, and how you look at certain social norms.
Definitely give it a try.
2. Everything is f*cked by Mark Manson
If you know me, then you know Mark Manson is one of my favourite writers. He is charming, witty and his way of writing is so clear and direct that you cannot not like him.
This book is about hope and why it is so important. It is a follow up after The subtle art of not giving a f*ck which I wrote about in my January books.
It is a good read. It takes you out of your comfort zone, and it makes you look at fears such as death, failure as completely normal. It makes us want to really start living.
3. The picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
This is a must-read classic. Oscar Wilde has such an engaging writing style, and the story of Dorian is so beautifully put together, that you will probably finish this book in no time.
If you like psychological books, then this one is for you. The picture of Dorian Grey tells the troubling story of Dorian, who is so concentrated by his beauty that he forgets to look around and understand what life is really about. It is an incredible story with firm morale.
4. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
This book is something else. It is the debut novel of Gail Honeyman, and it tells the story of Eleanor who lacks social skills and has a straightforward manner of saying what she is thinking.
Her whole life changes when she meets one of her colleagues from the IT department and soon realizes that life is better with an open heart. It is a psychologic book with a beautiful twist, and it makes us understand Eleanor even better.
5. The woman in the window by A.J. Finn
This is a mystery thriller book which I absolutely adored. If you love crimes, psychological novels, then this one is for you!
It tells the story of Anna Fox, who lives alone and has some psychological issues which condition her to not go outside of her house. One night, while she was gazing out her window, she sees something she shouldn’t have, and then her whole world turns upside down.
I liked especially the writing style of Finn and how it depicts the narrative.
P.S. The book is going to be turned into a movie in 2020, so go and read it before the movie comes out!