For bookworms who own cars like Toyota Altis in the Philippines and just happens to love traveling, it’s not just their shelves that are full of books. Bookworms of course, love books, and they want to be able to carry one anywhere they go, whether it’s the physical book or their trusty tablet full of the digitized versions. Even though eBook readers are quickly becoming very popular, nothing beats the feel of a nice book in your hands.
Here are some few recommendations for bookworms on the go.
The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
First published, 1993
English Translation, 2007
This is the novel that inspired the bestselling game series, The Witcher. This novel tells of a monster hunter for hire, a witcher, named Geralt of Rivia. This book is a collection of short stories of his adventures killing monsters, long talks with his friend, a bard named Dandilion, and choosing between lesser evils. This book shows that the knight in shining armor isn’t as nice as it really is, just like how Geralt discovers that not everything that looks like a monster is evil, and not everything that is fair is good. The Last Wish is the first of many Witcher books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, telling more of Geralt’s adventures with Dandilion, his elven and dwarven friends, and his relationships with sorceresses.
Something Remains by Inge Barth-Grözinger
First published, 2004
English Translation, 2006
The story tells of a young boy named Erich Levi who doesn’t understand what it means for him and his family, who are Jews, when the Nazis rise to power in Germany. He’s much too busy with studying and preparing for his bar mitzvah, but things slowly change for him. He begins to get graded unfairly by his teachers, and the Hitler Youth in his class begin to bully him. His dad’s business fails because they’re Jews. Erich tries to be strong as it becomes more and more difficult for his family with the help of their friends who are loyal to him. And even though his situation is rough and he doesn’t know when it will end, he still holds onto his dreams in the hopes of reaching them.
Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto
Shelly’s husband has been dead for three years. There isn’t exactly a way to adjust to being a widow, and she’s not sure if she’ll ever get over his death. But then a young man by the name of Paolo, who looks exactly like her husband shows up at her doorstep, and claims that her husband, Max is his grandfather even though he doesn’t ate, and that he’s alive. Even though Paolo’s claims are impossible and outrageous, Shelly wonders why Max hasn’t contacted her if he is still alive. She joins Paolo on a trip around the world looking for Max, and through his stories, discovers some things about her husband and what they mean for her happily ever after. However, she also finds out that some stories don’t end where and when they’re supposed to.
Nothing like the smell of a new book, right?