I just finished Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You. I’m not giving away any spoilers with this reveal: The Irish author’s third book is narrowly focused on four characters; one, a writer, seems to be a stand-in for Rooney. The plot is straight out of a Brontë novel — there’s even a brooding Heathcliffian love interest — and the prose can be distractingly cold and distant. But the questions this book forces readers to contemplate — wow. I’ve never read anything like it. Have you?
I am a total bookworm. There’s always a stack of books next to my bed, and usually one in my bag, too. I keep trying to love the Kindle, but there’s something about pages—and the awesome library up the street—that I prefer. With that in mind, here are five eco books online that I’ll keep on my shelf forever.