Thursday, August 18, 2016
Unlocking Worlds by Sally Allen
The lists range from Children's Books to War novels to books about Russian life and British novels, so there's definitely a wide variety of books.
At first, I was a little hesitant as to whether the author's tastes and I would match, because she raved over The Goldfinch (and happened to meet someone who loved it too, and generally made it sound like everyone loved it), when only 44% of The Goldfinch's readers actually managed to finish the book. After reading through her recommendations, however, I may end up giving The Goldfinch a go.
The books she recommends, however, seem to be varied (though with an emphasis on literary fiction, which she admits to being partial too). And since apart from the Children's list, I haven't read many of the other books, I found myself mentally putting a few books on the TBR list.
And I did keep an eye out to see if it was all trad published books, but since she doesn't mention it in her review, I only know for certain that one book is self-published.
That one 'definitely self-published book' sounds fantastic though. I'll definitely have to read that.
I also found one other commonality with the author (apart from a love of reading) - the habit of buying a book at the airport bookstore. I don't know why, but I liked the book a lot more after I read that.
Overall, this seems like a good inspiration book for book lovers. It's easy to go to specific sections and find something that sounds interesting.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.