Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

Ikigai is the type of book you’ll read, highlight to death, and then keep on your bedside stand for the foreseeable future— for frequent re-reading and referencing, of course. Reading this book was, in and of itself, a meditative experience. While the book is, as the title suggests, focused on achieving ikigai, the authors skillfully incorporated complementary… Continue reading Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Just as I expected, I finished The Sanatorium inside of the weekend, and it proved to be the perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The still-frigid early March temps we have here in New York (snow still on the ground and all) lent the perfect backdrop to my marathon reading sesh of this Gothic Thriller set in the… Continue reading The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient brings you the intertwining stories of two characters: Theo and Alicia. Arriving at the crumbling Grove psychiatric facility, Theo focuses on getting through to Alicia, the eponymous patient charged with murdering her husband. Between Theo’s first-person account and Alicia’s increasingly frantic journal entries, the reader unravels the motives and context behind an… Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides