I finished reading “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay.

While deciding what to read next from my list of “Want to Read” books (it has 89 books now and it is not getting smaller), a random conversation with a friend led me to Haruki Murakami.

I have read Murakami’s works during the initial lockdown days.

I got interested in his writing through a collection of his short stories titled “The Elephant Vanishes”. It was right up my alley and I went on to read a lot more of his books.

My Haruki Murakami Collection
My Haruki Murakami Collection

23rd June 2020

Kafka on the Shore” was as magical as this TED video portrays. It under the genre of magical realism and I may have a taste for this genre.

My favorite book of all time is “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez and it has this similar elements of magical realism, bringing magic to the seemingly ordinary.

So here I was, looking at my “Want to Read” pile and I found Murakami’s short stories collection “Men Without Women”.

It is in moments like these you are thankful that you own a Kindle. I had the ancient one without a backlight and now I have the Kindle 10th Gen.

Getting the book on Kindle was easy and I started reading. Should I be writing book reviews here?