Book Club: Our next read is…”The History of Love”

Hello guys! How are you doing?

I know this should have been up 12 days ago…and I apologise for my delay. But I still believe in better late than never, so here I am with my post. Things have been crazily busy, and I did just turn 32, but be assured that I am 100% on this, even if it might not seem like it at the moment. There is a lot going on “behind the scenes” of Elly’s Diary, so do make sure you stay tuned. 

I am excited to announce our next read for Elly’s Diary’s Book Club! After reflecting quite a while on what we should be reading next, I remembered I had an old list of ‘books to read’ probably spanning back to 2013… . After finding it and analysing it, I decided to go for The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

I really do look forwards to reading this book, however, I honestly don’t know what to expect. I found it listed on a blog post, ages ago, as a life-changing book every girl should read. Apparently, it’s a major page-turner, and here’s the synopsis I found:

‘When I was born my mother named me after every girl in a book my father gave her called The History of Love”.

Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother’s loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author.

Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer. He spends his days dreaming of the lost love that sixty years ago in Poland inspired him to write a book. And although he doesn’t know it yet, that book also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing lives… 

– Penguin Essentials – 

I cannot wait to get started!

I will try posting our Q&A on this book on the 21st of September 2018. Make sure your read up to the chapter called “Flood” by then, if you decide to read along with us. 

Let me know in the comments below if you’re joining us on this literary adventure!

Looking forwards to talk to you soon!

Bye for now!


Elly, XO

P.S. You can order your copy of The History of Love here.

P.P.S. Should you be sharing pictures of you reading along with us on Instagram, do remember to hashtag #ellysdiarybc so we can all find and support each other during this ride!


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Author: Elly's Diary

Hi everyone! Welcome to Elly's Diary. This is a safe space in which I share the experiences and discoveries I'm making during this life long journey towards living mindfully. I am by no means, nor intend to be seen as a guru. I am just a girl on her personal quest, happy to share her adventure. If you love nature, plant based hearty food, yoga, dance and fashion, you'll feel 100% at home here. I'm a 31 years old professional dancer and Yoga Alliance registered teacher. I love writing about everything that resonates with me, and I am happy to share what I'm learning.

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