the shadow of the wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” A dark mystery by Zafron was my next read this summer. I received the book as a gift from a friend, and devoured it. A story of a young boy who unlocks the secret of a hidden library. He picks up a book and is trusted to keep it safe, but little does he know that that book holds a deep mystery in it's past. A dark thriller emerges from this simple tale, and twists into something more complicated and delicious. This was one of those "read under the covers at night" kind of books. The type of book you just can't put down until you're finished. Furthermore, it's scattered with absolutely divine one-liners that you want to write down and keep forever.