Musing Mondays (Mar.26)

This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…

“This week’s musing asks…

Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?

I usually never pick up a book I know nothing about. Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland was one of the exceptions. I found it while idly browsing the shelves of a second hand book store. As I read the blurb I felt that it probably wasn’t my kind of book but something made me want to try it anyway.

Once I started reading the book I couldn’t stop. The language was elegant and the story was really interesting. I tried to slow down but even with deliberate interruptions I ended up finishing it off in a day and a half. It was such a pleasant surprise!

14 comments

  1. I sometimes pick up books I’ve never heard of, but most of the time I read about them on blogs. Yours sounds like a great book!

  2. I found a book that way once too, just browsing the shelves. It was called Normal Girl, that was on my mind for a long time after I’ve read it but, Here’s my Musing.

    1. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as I’m having issues with word verification. Cry, Baby, Cry sounds interesting. I love twisted stories! Thanks for sharing!

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