I haven’t been reading much lately and, being quite far behind on the 50 book challenge I started in August, I decided to put together all the book titles (fiction and nonfiction) I’d jotted down on desktop sticky notes and saved in Tumblr drafts to make this list of things I’d like to get around to reading at some point.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (via effyeahyoungadultlit)
Seriously beautiful novel. Read it.
They are reading the same book at the same time. It’s the sunniest day in a long time, and they are sitting under the biggest tree in the park. They each hold a copy of Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ on their lap. They wear matching wedding bands and they are far in their twenties. I wonder if they always read books together like this. I imagine them sitting at home on rainy days, hunched on a small couch together, reading the same book. I imagine them having nightly conversations about a book they just finished or a book they just started. I imagine those conversations to be heated and passionately, taking the book they just read apart and then putting it back together, maybe even better than it was before. I imagine their bookcase to be filled with two copies of each book, bought in the same store, at the same time. I imagine the two of them falling in love over a book they both loved or hated, even though I hope it was over a book they both loved. And if they ever get a divorce, well, then I can only imagine that will be over a book as well. But for now they are reading the same book, under the same tree, and they look at one. At one with each other, with the book, with the tree. They belong. It is the best of times, isn’t it, strangers?
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