|"I tend to read mostly fiction, and occasionally nonfiction in the form of essays and philosophy. My favorites tend to be books that play around with how they go about telling their stories, or are about storytelling/language in and of themselves. Anything on the surreal, philosophical, or satirical side of things also catches my fancy!"|
A dazzling, kaleidoscopic dream narrative of an unwitting crew traveling up a river in colonial Guyana. Reality dissolves into illusion in this startling, poetic exploration of death’s reflection into life, the spiritual beauty of human fragility, and the traumatic impacts of colonialism.
A genre-bending blend of memoir and philosophy, delving into love, language, queerness, motherhood, and worlds more. inspirational and life affirming, reminds you how powerful the simple acts of expression and love can truly be.
A playful and surreal romp following a husband and wife as they traipse around a Chilean city, seeing all sorts of strange and reality bending sights! Emar’s imaginative and delightful writing will turn your world upside down in this forgotten classic of Chilean literature!
A crackpot psychiatrist creates so-called “time shelters,” rooms meant to immerse visitors completely in a past era, and the present slowly unfurls until the impact is felt on a global scale. A wistful elegy to the past, a poignant meditation on how it shapes us, and a dire warning against nostalgia for it all wrapped into one thought provoking, funny, and intensely creative read!
A poignant portrait of a family and the people orbiting them during a summer getaway on the Scottish coast. Woolf’s startlingly vivid, poetic writing plunges into the inner thoughts of these characters as they collide and separate, reflecting on art, mortality, gender, love, generational tensions, war, and more. A pleasure for both the senses and the mind!
A series of charming vignettes following a grandmother and her 6 year old granddaughter as they pass the lazy summer months on a scandinavian island. Warm and wholesome while also contemplative and philosophical, it’s a great comfy read that has something for everyone! Jansson’s wonderful drawings are a great bonus too!
An aptly named collection of mind-bending, reality altering works from legendary Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. Full of stories that turn life on its head, exploding reality to dream and the familiar to labyrinthine strangeness. The otherworldly exists in our world, and this book is a reminder!