This week, I’m in Toronto and Ottawa meeting with booksellers and launching Body. It’s a flying trip and I won’t have time to catch up with old friends, buy handmade chocolates and pungent cheeses, or lounge in cafés – all things dear to my heart. But I will be in bookstores. Oh yes.
So it’s fitting that this week, I finally got around to looking at that Facebook meme – you know the one. It claims to be the BBC’s list of 100 books of which the average person will only have read 6. I’ve been tagged with it about a dozen times and always ignored it. But Fate is tricky like that. You see, there are almost 40 books on that list I haven’t read. A few that I’ve long intended to read. And others I feel shame in admitting I haven’t. (I’m sorry, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky!)
You see where I’m going with this. In a week when I’ll see more different bookstores than I typically do in a month, what can a bookish girl do but make up for lost time? I shall be buying
as well as presents for my family (who, fortunately, prefer presents with pages). And this is where I need you, bookish friends.
What are some of your favourite books? They don’t have to be from that silly meme, of course. They don’t have to be YA or recent, either. Just books from your personal Top 100.
P. S. At the risk of sounding repetitive: I’ll be at Type Books (883 Queen St West) tonight from 7 to 8.30. See you there!