Thursday, 23 January 2014
Better Late Than Never...
My Top 10 reads for 2013 in no particular order are:
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
The Great Gatsby by F S Fitzgerald
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
I love that the simple act of writing these titles down, caused me to smile with delight all over again, as I remembered each story, how I felt about them and where I was when I read them.
Each of these books shares a story with me about a part of my life. My personal story and the written story have become entwined.
That's why these books have become favourites.
They are now a part of my personal narrative & my life journey.
That's why I read - to find stories that will travel with me for my lifetime.
I wonder what new friends I will discover in 2014?