As you know, I am an avid reader of books., a bibliophile. At the moment I am reading 100 years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez which has been kindly lent to me by a friend. It’s brilliantly written, and the interconnecting stories of the family’s different generations give a deeper depth and complications to the story. However, I have a long list of books I would like to read in the future, some new, some old, so I thought I would give a collection of them here:
1.) The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Not only is the cover beautiful, it seems to be an epic telling of a story, as it spans 800 odd pages! In the story, a man leaves to make a living working on he goldmines of New Zealand, but he gets entangled in the mysterious unsolved crimes surrounding the area. It shows how all these crimes are interconnected due to the victims’ fates and fortunes.
2.) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Described as a murder mystery novel, but with the focus on 15 year old Christopher, who has Asperger’s syndrome. This means he approaches the situation with intelligence but his communication with other people is deemed painful due to lack of understanding. However, he has not gone further than the end of his road, so when a neighbour’s dog is murdered he sets out on an adventure past that limit to discover what happened.
3.) The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner
This is a story about how to stay strong when everything seems to be going wrong as hope and love can both appear unexpectedly. A little boy named Frankie appears and she believes that he may be the reincarnation of her little brother she lost a few years back. Knowing Frankie means that she begins to forgive herself and starts living her life the way she should.
Anyway, I think that’s enough books for now, there are many more I’d love to read, and I wish I could read them all, but that seems unlikely in the short lives us humans have. So, have a great Monday everyone, and don’t forget to read and expand your minds!