Ten-year-old Daniel Sempere visits the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and discovers the last surviving copy of a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. This singular event launches a decades-long bold adventure to uncover the secrets and tragedies in Carax’s life. It is a labyrinth of a main plot jam packed with rich side stories and supporting characters. Read this when you’re in the mood for a slow burn, devilish literary mystery set in Barcelona during the twentieth century. The perfect October read, it is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield meets The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Best paired with a well-endowed omelette sandwich, a chocolate bar and a triple coffee heavily laced with rum and sugar.