BTS’ RM has 5 book recommendations for you to add to your 2022 reading list

It’s a new year, and it’s time to make 2022 ours. When January rolls around, many of us add reading to our objectives, and we thought we’d give you a little extra motivation to maintain your resolution this year. BTS‘ RM, your (unofficial) reading companion for 2022!

It’s no secret that BTS’s leader RM enjoys reading, and he’s frequently addressed novels he’s enjoyed in live streams and interviews, as readers are wont to do. We frequently see RM with a book in his hand, as he is a true bookworm. He’s also mentioned books that have inspired him in his lyrics!

To help you get started on your 2022 reading list, we’ve compiled a list of 5 books that RM has either cited in an interview or Livestream or that he’s been seen reading.

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Albert Camus’ novella The Stranger was first published in French in 1942. It follows the protagonist as he struggles with his ability to experience the emotions that society expects of him.

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K.Le Guin
This collection of short stories paints a vivid picture of a utopian city and the horrors that lie near the ground of what appears to be a lovely place. Those who opt to leave this utopia because they are unable to engage in, or ignore, the horrors are referred to in the title of this philosophical narrative.

Almond by Won Pyung Sohn
A youngster born with Alexithymia, a brain disorder that makes it difficult for him to feel emotions, and another who can’t regulate his, form an odd friendship, brought together by mutual interest.

Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youth by Hermann Hesse
This 1919 Bildungsroman follows Emil’s confusion from childhood to maturity, as well as his friendship with Demian, a mystery classmate and mentor.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This classic tale about a stranded pilot who meets a young prince who travels from world to planet in search of knowledge was first published in 1943.

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