The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This is a book for anyone who loves books. That may seem like a redundant sentence but The Shadow of the Wind is all the things all at once. It’s about books, love, murder and mystery. Set in 1950s Barcelona, a bookseller’s son begins the deadly search for an author and the enigma and heartbreak that surround him. The novel is full of witty prose and is so eloquently told , you’ll think you’re there. I cannot recommend this highly enough, a book that will stand the test of time, a book you’ll want to tell your friends about.