Do you have a must-read book?

17 February 2016

My friend Maayan just lent me a copy of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, which she's been raving about since Christmas. It got me thinking about my must-read books - I have two. They are...

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found by Cheryl Strayed.
I read this around about the time Tony and I got engaged. I remember carrying it with me everywhere while we were on holidays in Sydney and reading bits whenever I could. To me, it was a really empowering book but I've since found that it's a book that divides people, they either love it or are totally frustrated by it.

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami.
I remember hearing about the Tokyo subway gas attacks when I was in school and this book is a fascinating and chilling account of what happened that morning, according to the people who were there. Each chapter of the book is someone's memory of the event, until it switches to focus on people who used to be involved in the cult that orchestrated the attack 

I'd love to know if you have a must-read book or two. I hope you can share yours.

Photo: Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail

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