For all those who could not be present at our virtual Happy Hour on April 27, we want to bring you the recommendations of readings made by our colleagues and friends.
For an hour and a half we were exchanging recommendations of the most representative authors and books of each country, listening to their stories and learning a lot.
Science fiction, biographies, realism, children’s literature, everything was present at this great meeting, and I think we all already have in mind what will be the next book we put on our shelves! These are the books we recommend:
- “Lotte’s Journey South” and “Lotte from Gadgetville” by Andrus Kivirähk
- “Three quarters of Hong Kong: Hiking, Passing Through Villages, Meeting Feng Shui Forest” by Liúkèxiāng 四分之三的香港：行山・穿村・遇見風水林 – 劉克襄
- “Dream Fever” by Samanta Schweblin (in Spanish: “Distancia de rescate”)
- “The Life, Work and Doctrine of Nikola Tesla” by Branimir Jovanović
- Herrarna satte oss hit – Om tvångsförflyttningarna i Sverige by Elin Anna Labba (in English: “The men put us here – About the forced relocations in Sweden”)
- “Flickan som lekte med elden” by Stieg Larsson (The girl with the dragon tattoo)
- “The boy who could change the world” by Aaron Swartz
- “¿Dónde está la franja amarilla?” by William Ospina (in Spanish)
- “El meu sud” by Daniel Gil (in Catalan)
- “Sword of Destiny” and “The last wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski
- “Glocalization: A Critical Introduction” by Victor Roudometof
- “Hurricane Season” by Fernanda Melchor
- “Leo Africanus” by Amin Maalouf
- “Little people, Big Dreams” by Wilma Rudolph
Of course there was time to toast and to celebrate this wonderful meeting
And as it is already our hallmark, in the final part we organize a Karaole of musical themes that have some relation to literature. Here we share the playlist:
We wait for you all at our next Happy Hour!