Working in a bookshop means I walk past books every day that get added to my virtual to-read list. Some are new but others are books that are have been classes as ‘great’ reads and are ones I feel I should have read.
I recently picked up Memoirs of a Geisha based on a colleagues recommendation. It was a book that I’d heard of and knew to be popular and acclaimed but hadn’t thought about buying before. I’m so glad I did! I really enjoyed being transported to a different world, one I knew very little about, and found the first person narrative compelling from the first page. I rooted for the main character through her often harrowing experiences and would highly recommend it.
I’m sure there will be books that make those “100 books you must read” lists that I won’t enjoy, reading is so subjective after all but I like the idea of mixing up new and older books on my to-read pile.
So I’ve decided to buy some other books that I’ve been meaning to read before and am looking forward to diving into them:
What books have you been meaning to read?