Do you love to read?
Word by word. Page by page. I love drifting off into somebody else's world. Tales of heartbreak or joy, courage or fear, past or future, I love them all.
One of my favourite books of all time (and I have many...too many to list) is Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance. For me, this was an unforgettable tale. If I can remember a novel so clearly, 10 years later, then I know it was a good read.
It is the story of a group of individuals, each with their own pain and loneliness, who come together to form an unlikely family unit. They each walk a fine balance between hope and despair, choosing to remain human amidst the most inhumane conditions.
One of my favourite authors is Jhumpa Lahiri. I've read all of her published works and she consistently blows me away. From the viewpoint of a daughter, lover, mother, or wife, there is something in each of her stories for everybody. Her simple prose and poignant observations on life never fail to draw me in.
Do you have a favourite novel or author? If so, I would love to know!!!!
Please, please share.