Blackpink’s Kim Jisoo is one of the most influential k-pop idols right now. Having fans all over the world, the k-pop idol holds quite an influence over her followers. Looking up to the idol, fans are often looking for tips in fashion, books, and other things recommended by Jisoo. Digging up everything from past to present, fans already know quite a bit about the idol. But what many fans were unaware of is the fact that Kim Jisoo loves to read.
Jisoo is known to always carry a book wherever she goes. Appreciating the art, the idol has also suggested some of her favorite books to her fans. Calling herself a bookworm, Jisoo is a big fan of the classic novels in literature. But that doesn’t mean that the idol hasn’t looked around yet. Other than being a huge fan of the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, Jisoo also loves the classics like The Great Gatsby and The Harry Potter series. But her personal library includes some books that deserve more recognition.
So Here Are Some Of The Best Book Recommended By Blackpink’s Kim Jisoo:
1. The New York Trilogy By Paul Auster
Written by the American writer Paul Auster, ‘The New York’ Trilogy is a collection of three short stories titled ‘The City of Glass,’ ‘Ghosts,’ and ‘The Locked Room’. Following the theme of anti-detective, the story follows a man as his life accidentally angles off. Filled with existential and literary mysteries, the concept that runs deep in the stories is ‘ambiguity’. According to Paul Aster himself, the essence of The New York Trilogy is learning to live with ambiguity.
2. A Midsummer’s Equation By Keigo Higashino
The Japanese novel ‘A Midsummer’s Equation’ follows the story of Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as “Detective Galileo”. As the detective travels to Hari Cove, a riches to rags resort, for a conference. As one of the guests is found dead at the resort and the investigation begins. Galileo uncovers the hidden relationship between tragic events and crime. The book has one of the most touching aspects of the story in a completely unsentimental way.
3. How a murderer remembers (Memoir of a Murderer) By Kim Young-ha
On a bit of a philosophical side, the ‘Memoir of the murderer’ focuses on life, death, good, and evil. The story follows a former serial killer suffering from memory loss. He sets his sights on one final target: his daughter’s boyfriend, who, according to him, might also be a serial killer. Keeping the fans intrigued about the events that are going to take place ahead, Kim Young Ha keeps the readers engaged with her writing and storytelling skills.
4. The Miracles of the Namiya General Store By Keigo Higashino
Another one by the Japanese writer, the story follows three delinquents as they take shelter in an abandoned general store after their most recent robbery. Finding a letter, the three embark on a journey of discovery as, over the course of a single night, they step into the role of the kindhearted former shopkeeper who devoted his waning years to offering thoughtful counsel to his correspondents. Going at a slow pace, the story has some magic realism too.
5. I See You Like A Flower By Na Tae Joo
Filled with sentimental poetry about happiness, life, longing, love, and sadness, ‘I See You Like A Flower’ captures the hearts of people from different generations. Other than making it to Jisoo’s favorite book list, the book is also mentioned in k-dramas like A Poem A Day, Encounter, and School 2013.
6. In Search of Lost Time By Marcel Proust
Written by the French writer Proust, the story follows the narrator’s journey of self-discovery. Throughout the story, we see a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory, and death.
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