The Muse is one of those books you simply can't put aside. You have to keep reading until the puzzle is complete. I loved the historic contexts of this story, taking place in two very different and both really interesting times and places. On top of that there's this question, will in the end the truth be revealed or not?
'Eleanor & Park' a love story set in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. All that's there to say is that I absolutely loved this beautiful and bittersweet story and got completely wrapped up in it. If you, like me, are a hopeless romantic, have an appreciation for good music and comics and a weakness for the unpopular kids, this is a book you shouldn't miss.
Bear Grylls is one of the most well known people around the world, when it comes to survival and outdoor adventure. Over the years he has written 20 books and this one is an insider's guide on how to follow your heart and live an empowered, effective, fun-filled life. If you're in an instant need of motivation, this book will be the perfect cure!
When Sara arrives in Broken Wheel to visit her old and fellow book loving pen pal Amy, it turns out to be the day of Amy's funeral. Being Amy's guest, the residents of Broken Wheel decide Sara has to stay and welcome her as their guest. Broken Wheel and Sara turn out to be a match made in heaven.
Having a lifelong fascination for circles, this time Inez van Oord refers to life itself as a circle. A circle like a compass; a compass with 'Mind' as North and 'Body' being South, 'Self' as East and 'Others' being West. A compass to help us find our own balance within those four poles. A compass that can guide us back to the centre of it all, back to the essence of what makes life worth living.
As a digital nomad, the Dutch Iris Hannema travels the world while writing articles for newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic. The combination of a job as a (traveling) journalist/photographer, her humour and adventurous mind, makes that she ends up in unfamiliar places and the craziest of circumstances. Therefore this young woman has countless of stories to tell and already published two books that are filled with her experiences. Stumbling across her first book 'Miss yellow hair, Hello!' in the local library left me with no other option; this book had to be read.
One morning like many others Gretchen Rubin, a NYC-based writer and mother of 2 young children, has the sudden realization that she's in danger of wasting her life. She feels like the years are passing her by and decides it's time for a change. Not because she isn't happy, but because she knows she can be happier. Knowing nothing will change unless she makes it change, she decides to dedicate a year trying to be happier and starts her own happiness project. A project that results in a blog, a website and eventually turn into a book. The book that I've been reading, several times.
It’s the summer of ’95 when 26 year-old Cheryl makes one of the biggest and probably most impulsive decisions of her life. Four years after losing her mother, Cheryl finds her family scattered and her marriage broken. Accidentally coming across a book about the PCT at a gasstation, she decides this is what she needs. Not knowing what she is putting herself into, her adventure starts there & then.
Growing up in Jamestown as a descendant of the first settlers in America, Allene was raised in an entrepreneurial environment. This childhood in combination with her good looks and adventurous character, were all that was needed for a life like no other.
When you’re in a lack of creativity or simply interested in how the creative process works, this is a book you should read!