Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations; have you read any of them? Tell us in the comments what you’ll be reading this weekend! If you’re still looking for some inspiration, check out our Spring Previews.
I’m hearing Knausgaard speak next week, and I’m determined to be at least done with the second book by then. So far, I’m liking this even better than the first volume. This is the kind of book that makes you miss your stop on the subway. —Elizabeth
Fellow young adult fantasy fans, why didn’t anyone tell me to read Sarah J. Maas sooner? I missed the Throne of Glass train, but once I finish this title I’ll be making up for lost time. As a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast, I felt obliged to pick up this retelling and very quickly became addicted. It’s out next week and I highly recommend it. It’s the kind of book that makes me upset that it took me so long to find this author (I’ve been missing out!), but also excited that I have more to read from her. —Kelly
Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
I usually skip over spiritually-oriented material, but the second I started reading this I felt like I’d stumbled on something important. Since starting it, I bought an intro title to his work (Thich Nhat Hanh‘s written a truckload of books), called The Miracle of Mindfulness, as well as The Art of Power, and a crossover Buddhism/Freudian work by Mark Epstein: The Trauma of Everyday Life. And finally got a copy of Steve Jobs’ big recommended book… Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, which Jobs is said to have read every year of his life. —Mike