We are always looking for book recommendations and love nothing more than the feeling of finding a book that you really fall into. We have been on a great roll here over the past few weeks and wanted to share what we have sitting on our nightstands at TSV.
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
This post-apocalyptic romantic drama will make you think twice about your relationship with your iphone. Set in the near future, it provides a subversive and irreverent critique on society, technology and – ultimately – romance and human nature.
The Son by Philip Meyer
This is a gritty, sweeping Western epic, telling the story of one family over the course of five generations as they settle and plant their roots in Texas. It is being heralded as the “Next Great American Novel” – and we think that it is definitely a contender.
How to Eat Out by Giles Coren
Coren’s biting and acerbic wit carries this book on food and restaurants. If you enjoy going to restaurants and want a light read, this is perfect.
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Everyone is raving about this compact mini-novel, which is written almost as a train of thought as a woman considering her relationship. It’s disarmingly honest, and the succinct and direct narrative voice engages you from start to finish. I read it in four hours and loved every minute.
The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander
Each chapter provides a unique and personal insight into the restaurants and food institutions that we know and love from all around the world. From Wagamama to elBulli, Lander illuminates the elements of hospitality and service that lay the foundation for an excellent dining experience.