“I think part of my love for life

I owe it to my love for books.”




A few weeks ago, I shared a first list of books that I think that are well worth reading. It contained a bit of everything: short or long essay, short or long novel, poetry.

Let’s complete this list, at the request of many of you that wrote to me with a desire to continue reading.

Here you are more words that heal. May you be touched and feel as much as they have made me feel and think.

Today also is a day to pay tribute to the printed word: Happy Saint George and happy book day!




Álex  Rovira


I would recommend…


Baricco, Alessandro, ‘Silk’.

Camus, Albert, ‘Breviary of Human Dignity’.

Comte-Sponville, André, ‘Philosophical Dictionary’.

Comte-Sponville, André, ‘Impromptus’.

Dalai Lama and Cutler, Howard, ‘The Art of Happiness’.

De Villena, Luis Antonio, ‘Library Classics for Modern Uses’.

D’Ors, Pablo, ‘Biography of Silence’.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, ‘Essays’.

Galeano, Eduardo, ‘The Book of Embraces’.

García Márquez, Gabriel, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’.

Gibran, Khalil, ‘The Prophet’.

Greene, Robert, ‘Master’.

Hesse, Hermann, ‘Walker’.

Kafka, Franz, ‘Metamorphosis’.

Kressmann Taylor, Katherine, “Whereabouts Unknown”.

Martí i Pol, Miquel, ‘Book of absence’.

Melé, Joan, ‘Money and Awareness: Who serves my money?’.

Murakami, Haruki, ‘South of the Border, West of the Sun’.

Salter, James, ‘Burning the Days’.

Sampedro, José Luis, ‘The Circles of Time’.

Sampedro, José Luis, ‘Writing Is Life’.

Shakespeare, William, ‘Thoughts, Motto, Aphorisms and Definitions (…)’. (Spanish Edition).

Thoreau, Henry David, ‘Walking’.

Tolle, Eckhart, ‘The Power of Now’.

Wilber, Ken, ‘The Atman Project’.

Yogananda, Paramahansa, ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’.



Alex Rovira