#bookaday Days 16-20

#16 Can't believe more people haven't read.
It may have been written in 1861 but East Lynne by Ellen Wood is a page-turner!

#17 Future classic.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

#18 Bought on a recommendation.
A friend recommended these  two at a bookshop in Kowloon circa 2000. I've been a Paul Auster fan ever since.

#19 Still can't stop talking about it.
It's tough to choose one for this category but I'll have to go with this Pulitzer Prize winner just because of the story behind how the book got published and because there's never been a character in literature like Ignatius Reilly.

#20 Favorite cover.
The Go-Between by LP Hartley. The cover looks like a stack of love letters wrapped with a ribbon. It's a  perfect cover because it's about a young boy who delivers messages between two secret lovers leading to a terrible conculsion. Gorgeous and heartbreaking book!


  1. I completely agree with you about The Elegance of the Hedgehog. And now you've made me want to open my long forgotten copy of The Confederacy of The Dunces.

  2. You are so right about Hedgehog - love that one! Paul Auster is fantastic - loved The New York Trilogy!! And, Confederacy is my FAVORITE book, so I'm glad you can't stop talking about Ignatius ;)


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