This weekend we read books from Kaia Gerber’s library

When Kaia Gerber gave the internet an episode of her book club with special guest Emily Ratajkowski, it’s safe to tell you all. love this. Since then, the model has continued the series on social media, posting regularly on Instagram. Today Gerber announced that the latest installment of her book club focuses on the 2018 novel. Breaking, a satirical science fiction novel by Chinese-American author Ling Ma.

Geber has long been a fan of reading, as GRAZIA revealed in 2020. “Honestly, my perfect day is just relaxing and reading. I read a lot, ”she told Emily Algar, a collaborator with GRAZIA’s beauty editor. “It’s one of the things I force myself to sit down for – no distractions. “

Partnering with New York-based store McNally Jackson Books, the 19-year-old shared a number of her beloved books via Instagram Stories ahead of her next (virtual) reunion. And to make it easier for you, we’ve listed them below to buy online or wherever you get your eBooks (we love the newly launched service, Scribd).

REALITY ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS BY CARLO ROVELLI

“What are time and space made of?” Where does the material come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed over the centuries. From Aristotle to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to the Higgs Boson, he takes us on a wonderful journey to show us that beyond our ever-changing idea of ​​reality, there is a whole new world that remains to be found. discover.

BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY BY JAY Mcinerney

“With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to overcome mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and spirit to support him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his point of judgment, where he is compelled to recognize the loss and eventually rediscovering your best instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most loved, imitated, and iconic novels in America. “

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING BY Milan Kundera

“In The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and her incorrigible feminization and one of her mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically remote locations, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles, to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world’s greatest writers.

LIGHTING BY Arthur Rimbaud

“The prose poems of the great French symbolist Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) acquired immense prestige with readers around the world and exerted a revolutionary influence on the poetry of the twentieth century. They are offered here both in their original texts and in superb English translations by Louise Varèse.

SLOUCHING TO BETHLÉEM BY JOAN DIDION

“It focuses on topics such as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of right and wrong in a Death Valley motel room, and, in particular, the essence of Haight-Ashbury. of San Francisco, the heart of the counterculture.

SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE BY WILLIAM BLAKE

“Blake’s work is immediately recognizable by its flamboyance and inventiveness. This magnificent edition contains superb reproductions of the fifty-four plates of the poems and illustrations, which Blake himself has engraved and colored by hand. Each has the poem printed on the opposite page. While Songs of Innocence captures the innocence of childhood, Songs of Experience is the opposite sequel.

BLOOD AND GUTS AT HIGH SCHOOL BY KATHY ACKER

“A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy when it was first published in 1984, Blood and Guts in High School is the book that established Kathy Acker as the preeminent voice of post-punk feminism. With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of his birth, as well as the 10th year since his death, this transgressive work of philosophical, political and sexual intuition – with a new introduction by Chris Kraus – continues to become more relevant than ever.

HOWL AND OTHER POEMS BY ALLEN GINSBERG

“Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg was originally published by City Lights Books in the fall of 1956. Seized later by US Customs and San Francisco Police, it was the subject of a lengthy trial in during which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene.

A HAPPY DEATH BY ALBERT camus

“In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved in his private papers after his death in 1960, Albert Camus laid the groundwork for The Stranger, focusing on both. works on an Algerian employee who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to a point that he would never have revealed himself in his subsequent fiction. Because if A Happy Death is the study of a being subject to rules breaking the chains of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man.

LABYRINTHS: selected stories and other writings by Jorge BORGES

“The revolutionary transgender work of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has crept into the structure, position and very life of world literature for more than half a century. Multilayered, self-referential, elusive and allusive writing is now frequently referred to as Borgesian. Umberto Eco’s international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges’ fiction “The Library”, which American readers first encountered in the original publication. of 1962 from New Directions from Labyrinths.

The SYMPOSIUM BY plato

“In his famous masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high society dinner in Athens in 416 BC. Guests, including comic poet Aristophanes and Plato’s mentor Socrates each deliver a short speech praising love. The dazzling speech sequence culminates in Socrates’ famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our way of trying to achieve goodness, and a brilliant sketch of Socrates himself by a drunkard Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time. Engaging the reader on every page, this new translation conveys the power, humor and pathos of Plato’s creation and is complemented by comprehensive explanatory notes and an insightful introduction.

THE PROPHET BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

“In Kahlil Gibran’s inspiring masterpiece – the most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century – a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to return to his homeland after twelve. years of exile when he is arrested by a group of people who ask him to share his wisdom before his departure. In twenty-eight poetic essays he does so, offering deep and timeless insights into many aspects of life, including love, pain, friendship, family, beauty, religion, joy, grief and death.

I LOVE COCK BY CHRIS KRAUS

“Blurring the lines of fiction, essay and memoir, Chris Kraus’ novel caused a literary sensation when it was first published in 1997. Widely regarded as the most important feminist novel of the past two decades, I Love Dick is still essential reading; always so relevant, fierce and funny.

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