Truth: I cannot reread books. The only book I’ve reread in its entirety is Count of Monte Cristo and it was because we read it in eighth grade Language Arts and tenth grade English class. So basically I was forced. (It does, however, remain one of my most favorite books ever.)
Rules of Civility was the first book that I really devoured on the subway rides to and from work every morning and evening. I would seriously consider leaving for work early just so I could get to reading quicker. And I always took the 6 uptown for the extra few minutes of reading at night– willingly taking a longer subway ride definitely signifies a good read.
This isn’t a book that would normally pique my interest. I base books off jacket covers, titles, and friend recommendations. (I know, I know… don’t just a book by its cover…) This book only hit one of these, which was my friend recommended it to me. I wanted to read a book about the city since I just moved and was still getting a lay of the land.
I loved it.
The references to Manhattan landmarks and street names made the book even better. One scene takes place on the exact block I live on!!!!!!! Maybe that’s lame, but it made me feel even more attached to the characters.
I’m fairly certain that I will make a tradition of reading Rules of Civility every fall!
What’s on your to-read shelf? Reading anything amazing that I should be aware of?
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