We lose ourselves in books but also find ourselves in them. Marcel Proust believed reading could lead us to the threshold of our inner lives, while Kafka compared books to ‘keys to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle’. Books help us find our way through the complex and uncertain realities we face. In those unfamiliar rooms inside our inner castles, we may come across pieces of wisdom that serve as guiding light in dark times. In our pilot book selection, we look at books that help us get lost and find our way.