Check out These Book Suggestions
It’s a great time to start a new book. In today’s Prairie View at Village West Blog we’ll be sharing a list of book suggestions for you to check out this month. Find one that sounds interesting to you, cozy up at your apartment, and enjoy an evening reading a good book. We hope you have a great month here in Kansas City, KS!
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (1946)
“Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.”
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (2017)
“In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.”
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2005)
“Kiran Desai’s first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries. Now Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. “
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)
“When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality - and brutal savagery - of their situation sets in.”
What books are on your to-read list? Share them with us in the comments below. Thanks for reading today’s blog post!