Bookends in Kailua is one of a rare breed here in Hawaii, and I feel compelled to go to the bookstore regularly, visit with the well-read staff, browse the piles of new and used books, and buy books, hoping my purchase helps to keep them in business.
Today, the bookseller and I agreed we may the last people on earth who have not read The Martian. Of course, I had to buy it – it was on sale.
I found a few others too…assuaging my fear of not having a book ready to read when my library requests are delayed.
When the library has nothing for me, I browse the bookstores. Of course, I can never get out of a bookstore empty handed. The books have piled up, and now I’m not sure why I bought them – but someday I may read them.
Have you read any? Do you recommend I cut my losses and donate them,
or buckle down and read them?
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Narrow Road in the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe