1/15/2013

My Must Reads

Summer Crossing - Truman Capote
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
1984 - George Orwell
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

If I could only re-read 4 books for the rest of my life it would be these {although, I'd miss the Harry Potter books terribly}. These are my all time favourites and each hold a special meaning. Summer Crossing is the first "classic" that I ever read and I fell in love with it instantly. I happened upon my first copy of it {I now have 4 different covers} at a book sale for $5 and it not only began my love affair with Truman Capote but also with books that hold a deeper meaning. Crossing is frustratingly short and though it finishes perfectly it always leaves me wanting more. I adore this book so much that I always sleep with a copy right beside my bed and find myself re-reading it whenever I'm feeling down {or happy/neutral, etc}.

In Cold Blood is a book I struggled to get through due to its devastating truth. I found myself having to put the book down in certain parts because it was haunting but once I completed it I found myself wanting to read it over and over again {the copy above is actually a copy of a first edition, first print, that Husband found for me}. Capote certainly was a genius.

1984 is one of Husband's favourites {he is an Orwell fan}. He may or may not have begged me to read this and I may or may not have been reluctant to do so. It didn't seem like my type of book but once I began I couldn't get enough. I first read this about 4 years ago and Husband and I still discuss and argue certain plot points in this. It's that good. 

Life of Pi is another non-Jaye book in the most amazing way possible. I first read this over 7 years ago when I was deep in my chic-lit phase. It's slow to start but you're left intrigued from the very beginning and by the end you'll be left in mouth-open awe at its brilliance.

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