posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 01:31 PM
Sometimes the love of reading takes us in strange directions. The path to a good book isn't always a straight line.
Have you ever came across a book that was far outside of your preferred genre, or seemed unappealing, but you read it regardless, the book or author
then becoming one your absolute favourites?
The summer I was 13 I was bored, lonely, and spent a ridiculous amount of time at the local library. I couldn't get a library card, as my father and I
had moved to the town very recently, so I had no proof of residence. I'm an extremely shy person, and all though I've since learned how to deal with
it, at the time the library was like a best friend to me. I would sit and read all day, and when the library closed I would hide my book so I could
read it the next morning.
One afternoon I hid my book in a rack of fantasy novels, and came across a book called "Lord Valentines Castle". I hadn't read much fantasy before
that, but something about the (rather strangely) illustrated cover spoke to me.
I picked it up the next day, and I've read it a couple of times a year ever since. Fantasy novels became a favourite.
I've rambled on in this post, but what I'm getting at is...What book became a favourite of yours despite looking like it was terrible, or being far
outside of your literary genre of choice? A book you read out of sheer boredom and lack of choice that earned a place on your bookshelf? What books
surprised you and made you a more diverse reader?
I'd love it if members could share their favourite "random" book, and maybe we all could be delighted in it too.
edit on 28-3-2015 by Atsbhct