I read somewhere that World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd because Shakespeare and Cervantes died that very same day. It seemed to me like a beautiful fact as well as a tiny coincidence worth remembering.
And then I thought I could write this post with some books you should read and even touch and make you feel. Those books where I find inspiration and peace of mind or just have a good time with when I arrive home tired from the study.
Without further ado here are my recommendations:
“Qué hacer cuando en la pantalla aparece The End” (What to do when The End shows up on the screen) by Paula Bonet. She’s one of my favourite illustrators and she mixes very personal drawings and a poetic atmosphere that inspire me and make me feel allright.
“Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler is a great novel on couples, relationships and how we age whilst looking for our place in the world. It has kept me company these past months and taught me important lessons.
“Hopscotch” by Julio Cortázar is an all-time classic everyone knows but very few have read. It’s a book one should read several times. It ages with the reader and instills different emotions on every new reading. It’s an absolute wonder of literature.
These are my recommendations for World Book Day. What are yours?