Random ramblings: What makes a book a must read?

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I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter. That’s probably not a shock to those of you who are subjected to all of my tweets and subsequent postings of those tweets on Facebook, but I do.

I spend a lot of time on Twitter because it’s one of the quickest ways to find out about new books and get reading suggestions. Failing that, I trawl other peoples blogs looking for their top tips on books and seeing if I can find a hidden gem that I might otherwise have looked over while skipping to my favourite author instead. I’ve found a number of gems this way. I’ve also grown by TBR to a size where I’d need a year long career break if I ever expected to make a proper dent in it. Hey ho. Us bookish types are all the same and I’m sure my piles are still smaller than some.

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