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Hatchards bookshop in London

Beautiful window displays are works of art. There’s so much promise beyond the glass — of tales in faraway lands, of connections with characters, of adventures waiting to be explored.

Hatchards bookshop created a feast for the eyes. This whimsical garden makes me want to dive into my reading list.

Here are some great stories that I’ve encountered as of late — a mix of novels, newsprint and the odd podcast.

1. Invisible Child — An incredibly moving, in-depth look at the life of a homeless girl in Brooklyn.

2. Crazy Rich Asians — An entertaining read about the absurdly extravagant lives of Singaporeans.

3. The Crimson Petal and the White — Charles Dickens meets HBO.

4. Gone Girl — A page-turner that’s perfect for beach getaways.

5. Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar — Hilarious. Period.

6. Eleanor & Park — A poignant, memorable tale of teenage love.

7. Serious Men — Next novel on the list.

8. Serial — A highly addictive podcast that looks into the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999. Hae’s 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Serial uncovers a more complicated story.

What’s on your list?

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