Last week we discussed a few of our favourite flicks and why they hold such a special place in our hearts and the response was unimaginable. Some of you messaged us with recommendations of your favourite films and there were numerous mentions of Léon: The Professional, Memento, Lost In Translation and so many others that we simply cannot name due to how long the list would be. We loved the conversation so much we thought we’d keep it conversation going but with books as the talking point. It was Book Lovers Day on Wednesday and it’d only be fitting to ask our office sweethearts for their book recommendations.
“If you don't understand, ask questions. If you're uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It's easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here's to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding.”
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“If you travel far enough you’ll meet yourself.”
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
“I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth.”
Just Kids by Patti Smith.
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac.
with your solitude”
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
“We are so old, we have become young again."
A little life by Hanya Yanagihara.
"There are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words."
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I stared back at her, but her eyes told me nothing. Strangely transparent, they seemed like windows to a world beyond, but however long I peered into their depths, there was nothing I could see. Our faces were no more than ten inches apart, but she was light-years away from me.”
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
“Things can change in a day.”
The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.