I actually started Knausgaard’s A Man In Love in the Spring but it’s a struggle. And there are six volumes!!
Road To Valour is a biography of Gino Bartali, the Italian cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1938, before the Second World War interrupted the Tour, and won again after the war in 1948. This book describes his compassion and bravery during WWII.
My advice: read everything and anything W.G. Sebald has written. A Place In The Country is a series of essays published for the first time in book form in February 2014. I read most of this at the cottage. It’s too bad Sebald died in a car crash in 2001.
I like Norman Davies’ Vanished Kingdoms because I can read any chapter I feel like reading without having to read any other chapter before it. The book is a great reminder that nothing lasts forever.