Books help to escape reality, but more than that they teach how to transform your life, learn from the past together with writers and heroes, and become a better version of yourself. In tough times it is very important to choose the right books that can cheer you up, give directions, and just get some comfort. We have chosen five life-enhancing books that will become your great companions in this turbulent time — add cozy looks from our gallery for your comfort and pleasure.
"Love in a time of hate" by Florian Ilies
A book filled with astonishing historical details telling how great artists, writers, poets and photographers fell in love and said goodbye a decade before World War II. Immerse to the happiness and sorrow of the book's heroes to understand your own actions, relationships and life on a deeper level.
"On the street" by Bill Cunningham
Lacking motivation in difficult times? This story is told by a street photographer and a hat maker who came to New York with a zero and a dream. Hard work, courage and an ability to overcome life difficulties helped him get on top of the fashion industry.
"Aviator" by Evgeny Vodolazkin
An unusual, inspiring and heartwarming story of a man who woke up in hospital not remembering or knowing anything about himself. The author carefully describes the feelings of a person who suddenly finds himself in a difficult situation. The hero starts remembering things from the beginning of the 20th century — but it's already 1999… And that adds a special magic to this story.
"Man's search for meaning" by Viktor Frankl
This book is important for anyone going through life transforming changes. Viktor Frankl was a psychologist who was kept in a concentration camp with inhumane life conditions — but he didn't give up. He survived and even let go of past traumas after he was released from the camp.
"Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury
Partly autobiographical, this book features the author's childhood memories. Fictional Greentown, 1928, Spaulding brothers: Douglas and Tom. The story covers 3 summer months and everything that happened with two kids during this time. Boys' grandfather makes dandelion wine every summer. Douglas thinks that this wine should contain the time when it was made: "Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered..."