In a time when nothing is as usual, it can be comforting to put on a casual outfit and read a good book. We have asked our brand ambassador & author Anne Mette Kirk to give 3 recommendations on books that have had a great impact on her.
"Every time my brain or my heart is overworked, I find comfort in the literature. I disappear into the world of fiction and cheer on the main characters, dreading the ending - and for a moment I forget my own worries.”
Says our brand ambassador & author Anne Mette Kirk.
Anne Mette Kirk's recommendations:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“The book is almost 800 pages long, so it’s not absorbed on a single night on the couch. In return, it offers a disturbing and touching tale of four Massachusetts students and their unbreakable friendship. When you arrive at the last page of the book, you no longer feel like you have read a book, but more that you have watched the fates of four people on the closest level.” Says Anne Mette Kirk.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
“About once a year, I re-read this amazing masterpiece from 2005. 9-year-old Oscar Schell from New York, who lost his father after September 11. He is full of grief, but one day he finds a key that he believes can shed light on his father’s final hours and then begins the fine and almost magical tale in which Oscar chases the truth about his father’s death. Heartbreaking and quirky at the same time. “ Says Anne Mette Kirk.
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
“Moroccan-born Leïla Slimani is the author of the shocking thriller ‘Cradle’. The novel ‘Lullaby’ takes place in Paris, where we already see on the first page a young parent’s worst nightmare. The rest of the book tells the fateful story of how things could go so wrong for the family and their nanny Louise. An alarming book about motherhood, gender and class differences.” Says Anne Mette Kirk.