THEMES / GENRES RENÉE SPECIALISES IN:
• Kovs and Skys — The Year of Russian Literature
• On the Decay of Love — How Loss is Sacred to How We Define Love
BOOKS RENÉE HAS READ AND LOVED:
(Please note that these are not the exact books you will receive)
A Room of One's Own — Virginia Woolf
Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Passion — Jeanette Winterson
Cosmos — Carl Sagan
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — Ken Kesey
Petersburg Tales — Nikolai Gogol
ABOUT RENÉE TING:
Renée is a non-fictional character who is really 80 years old with a literary taste that is unmistakably bleak. She reads books that reflect on the vastness of the universe, explore the purpose of suffering, and move us to question everything.
For the whole of 2016, Renée is embarking on a reading project she's calling Kovs and Skys: The Year of Russian Literature, where she will spend one whole year reading books by Russian authors, or about Russia. She will be recommending the lesser-known works that are not as daunting, but just as great.
Some of the books chosen here are by writers who do things with language that have moved her, portraying thoughts and feelings that we cannot always articulate ourselves, prompting us to look further and think deeper.
BooksActually is bringing our recommendations to your doorstep with The BooksActually Box!
It's easy. Simply choose the BooksActually Elf you most identify with based on their recommendations and reading profiles, and we'll send you a handpicked book every month! Our packages are available in 3, 6, and 12 month memberships and are great gifts for avid readers.
3-month (3 books) / S$ 129.00
6-month (6 books) / S$ 229.00
12-month (13 books - the extra book is for Christmas!) / S$ 369.00