With book nominations becoming a recent trend to be tagged in on Facebook, it makes sense for the team here at Nica to put together our favourite reads. Take a look and find out which books we’re struggling to put down this season!
The Secret History of The Handbag By Meredith Etherington-Smith
Where would we be without our bags? They stylishly store our most prized possessions: iPhone, purse, keys, make-up… So, isn't it about time that we clued ourselves up on these essential accessories? Pick up a copy of The Secret History of The Handbag and go back in time with Meredith Etherington and learn all about our much-loved fashion accessory.
The Secret History of The Handbag is a truly educational read. If you love learning about fashion history, this one is for you. With pictures galore, you’re in for a real treat with this new book that delves into the past of one of fashion's most coveted items.
History of The Rain By Niall Williams
This beautiful book sees Williams transform words into a poetic story and you’ll be introduced to characters that seem so real, they’ll live on forever. The setting is Faha, Ireland where rain is the only constant. Ruth Swain is the centre of the story, a girl who loves to read and vows to read her father's collection of 3,958 books in order to understand him. Ruth is sickly with a "blood disease" and spends her days in an attic room with skylights over which rain falls. Want to know where the story goes from here? You’ll just have to find out for yourself.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle By Haruki Murakami
Whilst this isn't new on the shelves, it’s a golden oldie that we adore. Published a decade ago by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle tells the story of Toru Okada. The 30-year-old loses his cat, job, and wife in a shockingly short period of time. For those familiar with Murakami, things quickly go from bad to weird in his novels and it’s no different for Toru.
This heroically imaginative novel tells the story of a hallucinatory vortex which revolves around several loosely connected searches carried out in suburban Tokyo by Toru.
Are you going to give these books a whirl this autumn? As the nights draw in, we can think of nothing better than snuggling up and getting lost in a riveting read. Let us know what you think of them by tweeting us @Nica_Handbags or leave us a comment below.