Good morning, friends! I really wanted to have another outfit post up, but yesterday was my day to shoot and unfortunately the weather was not very permitting. However, it did make for some perfect lazy reading weather. Thus, I compiled a very short list of some of my favorite books at the moment.
If I could choose to meet and have a chat with anyone in this world, it would be Anthony Bourdain. I think he is an amazing human being who has so much insight and wisdom about the world. Often times, I will grab a snack and throw on an episode of Parts Unknown – my ideal way to spend the day. His latest cookbook is Appetites, which is a hybrid of his professional experience as a chef and his worldwide travels. It’s a collection his favorite dishes that he believes everyone should know how to prepare. Although, I have not cooked anything from it yet (a future blog post, perhaps?), I quite enjoyed flicking through the pages and reading his personal anecdotes and absorbing the unique, eye-catching photographs inside.
It honestly would not be a favorites book list if I did not include a novel by Haruki Murakami. One of my goals in life is to read every single one of his books. This was actually the first book I read by him, but I decided to include it because I recently reread it and fell in love all over again. Murakami’s works are always reminiscent of a dream you might have had in the distant past. I think this particular story is a great first read if you’re new to Murakami because it totally draws you into his world and instantly hooks you.
Kafka on the Shore is about a teenage boy who runs away from his father in order to locate his mother and sister. Somehow, he finds up staying at this library with a woman named Miss Saeki. The book also tells the story of Nakata, an older man who locates lost cats. As the story unfolds, the two characters’ stories converge and their paths intertwine.