Invitatin to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov. Ol' Vladdy describes this one as "a violin in a void. The worldling will deem it a trick. Old men will hurriedly turn from it to regional romances and the lives of public figures... The evil-minded will perceive in little Emmie a sister of little Lolita. But I know a few readers who will jump up, ruffling their hair."
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard, Daniel Goleman: A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness. #Books #Happiness