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Kafka On The Shore

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  1. Your Book Activity - January 2019

    I read The Cuckoo's Calling a few years ago, I really enjoyed it at the time but yes it's quite 'average' as it happens.
  2. Your Book Activity - January 2019

    I finished The God of Small Things which was absolutely wonderful. It had been on my shelves for years but for some reason I never got round to it. Absolutely deserving of all the praise. I next read Lullaby by Leila Slimani, which was a rather satisfying, above average 'thriller' so to speak. Currently reading Dear Life by Alice Munro, and for the life of me I do not know why it took me so long to read some Munro. This is wonderful!
  3. Your Book Activity - January 2019

    Currently reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
  4. How many books have you read this year?

    I read 20 books in 2018.
  5. Your Book Activity - December 2018

    Just finished Ali Smith's Winter. Infuriatingly terrible.
  6. Never Ending Song Titles - Part 8

    Wishing I Was Lucky - Wet Wet Wet
  7. Your Top 10 books!

    In no particular order... 1. Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami 2. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood 3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt 4. Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden 5. The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa 6. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee 7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 9. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 10. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  8. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Read it a few weeks ago. Absolutely agree. Lovely book.
  9. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Just finished Milkman. The stream of consciousness / wall of text style was different but overall I enjoyed it. I haven't ready any of the other Man Booker nominees this year. Just started Orhan Pamuk's Snow. I had attempted this a few years ago and didn't make much progress, so hopefully this time I will manage!
  10. Your Book Activity - April 2017

    I've just started The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. About 20 pages in at the moment and it looks interesting.
  11. Your Book Activity - March 2017

    I read Sjon's The Boy Who Never Was yesterday. It was okay but after everything I've read about it, I was mildly disappointed and thought it's probably a bit overrated. Haven't read anything else by him.
  12. What are your top three classics?

    1. The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Wilde) 2. Great Expectations (Dickens) 3. Wuthering Heights (Bronte)
  13. Hi everyone

    Thank you!
  14. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

    I read this a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it.
  15. Hi everyone

    Thanks Sazed for the lovely welcome. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is one of my Murakami favourites, I hope you enjoy it.