Two Years, Eight Months and 28 Nights by Salman Rushdie

This was honestly the first novel either of us has read by Salman Rushdie. Previous attempts have failed due to heavy brick like sentences. While the writing style is still the same, this novel seemed more palatable. Maybe because it has to do with the Jinn and we were in the Sahara....

If On a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

If On a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino is one of the most unique books either of us have read. The books takes you through the strange tale of two readers who buy the newest book by Calvino only to find there's been a printing error. Throughout the tale of trying to determine what's happened to the book, Calvino weaves an intricate web of varying tales without ever completing one. It made for an interesting and entertaining read.

The Milkman in the Night by Andrey Kurkov

The Milkman in the Night by Andrey Kurkov is a tale so fantastic as to be totally realistic. Unwed mothers being used for their breast milk, sleepwalking adventures, vigilante cats, a network of pharmacists taking over Kiev and some drug smuggling and cheese making on the side. Never a dull moment with Kurkov!

the bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest

the bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest

The Bricks That Built The Houses by Kate Tempest is an intricately woven tale depicting the stories that connect us without our knowledge. Then one day, wham, you figure it all out. That's how I felt as I was reading this sharply written tale of lives in the midst of challenge and change.

Ludwig Mayer Bookstore in Jerusalem

Ludwig Mayer Bookstore in Jerusalem

We spent a sunny morning exploring the Ludwig Mayer bookstore and chatting with it's current owner Marcel. Having been founded in 1908, it's the oldest bookstore in Jerusalem. It remains relatively the same since it's inception, despite being in the center of a turbulent history.