Pick of the Month : Alain de Botton’s book Essays in love – By Sarah
Each week, on our Facebook page we have a weekly giveaway! We recently decided it would be fun to add something personal to the giveaway. From now on, once a month, we will have our “favorites of the month” to go along with the bag : ) This week, being the month of February and love being in the air, our pick was my favorite book Essays in love by Alain de Botton.
It’s rare that I pick up a book and get glued to it until the last page. Often I’ll start a few books, but never finish them. De Botton’s Essays in love was everything I could ask for when recently dealing with a breakup & wanting to read a love story. Unlike most happy classic romance novels, this book takes you through each stage of being in love: the good, the ugly, the breakups, heartbreak and the healing process. He shares intimate moments when you can laugh with him & cry at the same time following his passionate, romantic, heart wrenching relationship with Chloe, a woman he met on a flight from London to Paris and rapidly fell in love with. Since I’ve read it, I’ve loaned it to all my friends, each whom connected with it at different levels. It’s a good read for everyone who’s been in a relationship and simultaneously confused by them. His way of analyzing emotions that we’ve all felt but perhaps never understood so well made what I was going through make more sense, and aided the healing process. It’s a book I can re-read a hundred times & want to pass around to everyone. He has a way of writing positive outlooks when confronted with the many low parts of being confused and in love. It’s uplifting & encouraging. For this reason, I hope the Winner of our valentine’s day giveaway whom we will be choosing today, enjoys it just as much as I did : )