I faithfully read a blog of a girl whom (who? I never know) I have never met and, truthfully, don't even know her full name. She is starting a book club. You can meet with her in person (in New York) or discuss via her blog. But, because I don't live in New York and I'm too chicken to comment on her blog for fear of her discovering my little secret, I'm reading the book on my own and I suppose I shall keep my comments to myself. For book club, they (those who were actually invited) are reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I got it today and I already love it. I'll admit that it doesn't exactly get me out of my comfort zone when it comes to genre but the whole thing got me thinking...
If this girl, that I do not know in the least (although at this point I may as well have known her her entire life) could recommend a book that I am thoroughly enjoying, maybe other people (you--my readers, I mean) can suggest books for me to read. And maybe, just possibly, I will read them. The whole of them! And maybe, if you can suggest books that I like, I can also suggest books that possibly you will like! It could be a big circle of book suggesting love!
And so, I suggest my first book. Admittedly, I'm a little biased because of my recent obsession with all things Africa, but this one really is a good one. The Poisonwood Bible has recently graced my life. Try it, you might like it. Either way, let me know what you think. And please, please, please! What book would you suggest for me? When I finish The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I'll let you know what I think and then get started on your suggestions.
Three cheers for reading.