This is the second reading list inspired by books Namjoon has recommended. Namjoon BOOKS
Who is Namjoon? books
BTS is a 7-member boy band from South Korea that has taken the world by storm. All of the members like to show and share their interests with their fans. BTS’s leader Kim Namjoon, also known as RM, has repeatedly expressed his love for reading. According to him, some of these books have also inspired most of their songs and music videos.
If you are curious about them, check the list below. Namjoon BOOK
“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas.”
A novel, which describes in a particularly sensitive and penetrating way the growth towards adulthood of a young man. A great book to reflect on the way we see life and society. Certainly, deep down, we all feel like the protagonist. I recommend a calm and reflective reading, this is a book that in addition to reading you need time to absorb the whole message.
2. Me before you by Jojo Moyes
“I thought, briefly, that I would never feel as intensely connected to the world, to another human being, as I did at that moment.”
I’m still too shocked to speak, but I’m here to say that this book is a blow to the heart. Very well written, it can be read quickly and that’s the problem. Because you don’t really want to finish it.
This is a book about life. Not one of those who talk about terminal illnesses, silly and predictable love affairs or a mixture of the two. In these pages there is no mention of the disease itself, nor of the triumph of love over everything. We talk about choices, freedom, life, joy, pain and all the things that each of us should try on our skin at least once.
3. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson Namjoon BOOKS
“I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.”
f you are looking for a balanced and naturalistic philosophy that is rooted in your emotions or that involves judging and evaluating, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s book on nature is a good choice. The influence of Oriental ideas in his philosophy can be well seen. From Saadi’s worldview and naturalism to Hafez logic and Sufi thoughts about life.
Beautiful, with a depth that seems to never end. This collection of Emerson’s writings is a path of contemplation, self-understanding, and relief. Critic, contemplator of beauty and human challenges.
“They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.”
What always captivates me in Ursula K. Le Guinn’s writing is his ability to create societies, civilizations, whether they are mere utopia or distant worlds, to think of their entire structure, to make these worlds real through his writing.
I’m a little speechless. The tale is simple, small and direct; but it has shaken my structures a little. Perhaps the word is really this, it is disruptive.
It reminds you a lot of the dilemma if it is worth saving a thousand lives if you have to sacrifice one, as you often forget the appreciation of what it is to have a life and consider that for many some could suffer. Good dystopia to reflect the roles that we place certain social groups, often at the expense of others.