1. Guy de Maupassant, Mont- Oriol ( You can read my original review here)
2. Pushkin's Poems ( original review here)
3. Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
I recommended this amazing novel on my blog here but I failed to find the proper words to describe it. I wasn't sure what to write, what words could possibly give it justice. It is such an unique work of literature that I found myself at loss for words. However, I'm confident that soon I will manage to write a carefully crafted review this novel deserves. This novel actually inspired two paintings, that is how much it inspired me.
4. Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis, A Slave: True Story
5. Monaldi & Sorti, Imprimatur
6. Garance Dore, Love X Style X Life
7. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
This writer showed us how we all have phantoms chasing us. We all have our demons and phantoms. Fantasies of old and new loves, the weight of present and past desires and plants. We all have a Daisy we lose our head for. We all create idols and bow to them- at some point of our lives. We’re all as ignorant as children- and infinitely less charming- in believing that this world is just waiting to make our dreams come true. We’re all as fragile as Gatsby is. What is so ingenious about Fitzgerald is that he shows us what it is to be human. What it means to be cursed with living in this world, that makes "pretty little fools" of us all, regardless of the gender. This novel shows, almost without even trying it, just how frustrating it is to be tramped in this world. If his characters are wealthy, it doesn’t mean they escape the curse of this world. Nobody escapes it. Read my original review here.
8. Philip Pullman, Northern Lights: His Dark Materials (published as The Golden Compass in USA and Canada)