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This week’s musing asks…
Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?
Definitely. I have been known to pick up books on the fly at a bookstore without knowing anything about it. The most recent one was The Glass Castle. I knew I heard of it, but didn’t even look at the synopsis. I just bought it and took it home and started reading. I didn’t expect it to be quite that powerful or shocking. Now it remains one of those books I recommend all the time.
A good 30% of my read books may fit into this category.
I’m a little less inclined to pick up random books than I used to be. Using Goodreads has helped me organize my TBR list a lot better, but that doesn’t mean a book doesn’t catch my eye at the bookstore and will eventually find its way onto my bookshelf.
I think some of the best books can be ones that you are simply drawn to.