Accidental Book Discoveries & Deserted Islands

Accidental Book Discoveries & Deserted Islands

In which I admit the horrible extent of my Kindle book hoarding, and how little I actually get around to reading them. And the fact that I am starting to suffer from pretty cover syndrome, especially as it’s led me right twice now, first with Philip Pullman, now with Scarlett Thomas.

I did my magpie thing with this book (pretty! Gimme!) in the local English secondhand bookshop, and if I hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have discovered Scarlett Thomas until at least the next long flight, which is when I’ll start digging into the depths of my Kindle TBR again. But Bright Young Things was certainly pretty, and sounded intriguing, so… I love accidental book discoveries đŸ™‚

And, as yet another example of being behind the times, I seem to have read the less well-known book before the famous one, and now want to read all her books. Good thing I have the well-known one in my Kindle. Which I really should charge…



How about you, lovely people? What have your accidental book discoveries been? Have you read any Scarlett Thomas? Do you have any favourites? Let me know below!


3 Replies to “Accidental Book Discoveries & Deserted Islands”

  1. I’m not sure it’s a bad thing to go for a nice cover. Each time you mention being behind the times, I think of how many books you mention that I’ve never heard of, either. That’ll teach me to look at mainstream stuff once in a while.

    1. I don’t think it’s ever possible to keep up with how many books are out there – or to know what we’re missing out on! I love stumbling across new authors, but there’s just SO MUCH good writing out there. I need more reading time!

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