For most of my life I have been an exceptionally prolific reader, but this changed a few years back. I had left London and no longer had a train or tube commute that would let me read en route to work. For a while I did have a long driving commute, during which I learned to love audiobooks (specifically those available through Audible). But for the most part over the past few years I've begun to spend my free time reading blogs and watching YouTube (or Netflix) in lieu of cracking open a good book.
When I realized that this made me incredibly sad, I made a mid-year resolution to get back to reading. A few months on and I am happy to report that I'm back in the swing of things and have read quite a few books that I would recommend. Here are my thoughts on a few of them:
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson: I'm always fascinated by anything to do with North Korea (or dictatorships in general), but normally I stick to the non-fiction genre. This novel was therefore a bit different for me, and it ended up being an incredibly interesting and insightful look into the absurdity—and danger—of life in North Korea, under the rule of Kim Jong Il. If you enjoyed 1984 at school, this would be right up your alley.
What books have you been reading lately? Currently I'm working my way through The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, which I had hoped I would enjoy more than I do, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
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