Topiary Reading Club Vol. III: Summer Reads
Cool off with these tales of love, memory and objects of desire that shed light on the value of time and life.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A render of Achilles’ story before the Trojan War and his time right in the thick of it, The Song of Achilles is a tale of friendship, love and destiny as told through the eyes of Achilles’ favored friend Patroclus. Worth reading for its grand vision, for Madeline Miller’s exquisite writing and for the tears to be shed as the story unfolds.
A Man & His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them by Matt Hranek
Beyond telling time, watches both new and at best, loved, hold more stories and weight than its price tags and its function. A Man & His Watch is about the men and the timepieces they treasure, the people who gifted them these, the stories that are encased in them and the value for time and the beautiful histories we keep.
Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa
On an island where objects disappear, life has continued on for most but those who have the ability to remember are hunted down by the Memory Police. At the heart of the story is a young woman aspiring to be a novelist, who finds out her editor is being hunted down by the memory police and the many ways and plans she devices to keep her editor alive both physically and in memory.