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4 great books you should read during lockdown 2.0

Ciao fine people, welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing with you my list of the best books I have enjoyed this autumn and that I recommend you to read while chilling at home during the second wave of Corona.

Thanks to lockdown 2.0 we all have extra time available in our hands and since we can't really spend much time outdoors, instead of mindless scrolling, I encourage you to slow down, put the kettle on and grab one of this books, even better, all of them!

Christmas is round the corner and these are all beautiful gifts ideas for friends and family and they are easy to post too if that's the case.


I was shocked to find out that the majority of the people in UK don't have a hobby.

That is very sad.

Reading is one of my favourite past times and not only it is extremely relaxing, it is also an amazing tool to educate ourselves and a healthy way to escape the current grim reality, especially now that we all need something to release stress and anxiety.

I recently came across this great quote somewhere online and I absolutely loved it:

"Itโ€™s called reading. Itโ€™s how people install new software on their brains"

So unless you want to be "out of date", put your phone down and read a book!

This is not a paid collaboration: I will get no commission by recommending this books to you.



Winterhorn, by Baiculescu Ovidiu Nicolae

"๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ. ๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ด; ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต.

๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด."

Epic fantasy series lovers, that's for you!

If you are a fan of Tolkien, that's the next book you want to read.

I literally devoured it in a couple of days, it kept me hooked until the very last page.

A great novel that truly has everything you might ask for a gripping adventure where witches, orcs, wizards, imps and dragons come to life and become so real that you can't stop thinking about them! Love, friendship and magic will unfold with many unexpected twist and turns.

What I liked the most is that the main character is not the classic macho hero: he is very human and despite that, he managed to overcome his fears and I found it so inspiring!

Moreover, the environment descriptions are so vivid and well written that I could easily image to be part of the story and almost smell and feel the surroundings while reading.


-I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

It is a 1969 autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. As the first in a seven-volume series, it describes her childhood and illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

The book covers very actual and relevant topics: a critique of racism, the importance of family, the quest for independence, personal dignity and self-definition for black women in a male-dominated society.

What I liked the most about this brilliant and moving book is that the author describes perfectly how the mind of a child works and how difficult it is for kids to understand adult's behaviour and actions. I was so emotionally involved reading her story that I just wished to be there, hug her and reassured her that no, what happened was not her fault.

Definitely one of the most moving novels I have read.


-The cat and the city by Nick Bradley

This brilliant novel is about a stray calico cat who roams through Tokyo, connecting a group of apparent strangers in unexpected ways.

This is the second Japanese piece of literature I have tried so far and I wasn't disappointed. I especially loved the unique way the novel is written and how it is developed internally: its style and structure are both pleasant and clever.

The point of view from which the mega city and its inhabitants are described is unusual and as a result, incredibly interesting.

As the stories are not entirely independent, I truly enjoyed how the characters were interlocked in each one.


-Before the coffee gets cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafรฉ which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers to unique experience to travel back in time.

But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers who wish to do it must adhere to very specific rules!

This is my first read of Japanese author and I am fascinated with their writing style, which is simple and clear but also extremely peculiar.

I immediately found the plot intriguing and I have to say, it totally lived up to my expectations.

Like the previous novel, it is divided into stories, all connected to each other.

The concept that rules the story is very original and I am blown away by the way the author managed to convey feelings and emotions to the reader through the characters.

Thanks to this book I was reminded about a basic but crucial life lesson: life is now, make sure to tell the people you care about that you love them, because tomorrow it might be too late.


Thank you much for reading my post today!

Just a little reminder for readers: after you read a good book, please don't forget to leave a review on the website you purchased it. Even if it is a store bought paper book, it is good practice to leave a review online. It really means the world to authors nowadays.

Have a great start of the week guys!