It has been difficult to narrow them down, but here are my three nominations for our brandnew #NYRBBookClub, to read in May! 🎉
I chose one classic from the #1001books list, one American that I had stacked already and one that has been on my shelves for way too long and that I really want to read, a Hungarian one.
I am looking forward to your votes!
All credits to the awesome Scott for organizing. Thanks so much 💕
Finally finished my first book of the #readathon. A father tells the story of his adopted ‘tween son who has some very odd ideas which may or may not come from an imaginary friend. I read it slowly to savor it. Written in 1968, it warns about our inefficient use of energy. Surprised there aren‘t more Litsy posts!
This is the fourth Wyndham novel I've read and I've enjoyed them all. I just love the way he writes, and how he expertly delivers his odd little science fiction stories in short novels with no filler or wasted words. Chocky was his last novel, written a year before he died in 1969.
Very interesting classic. I‘m only about halfway through and loving it. If my son turns 11 and starts taking to himself I will be equal parts horrified and excited.
When their son‘s imaginary friend starts asking questions that are too scientifically and mathematically advanced for a boy his age, they start to wonder if “Chocky” is really a figment of their son‘s imagination ... or something more sinister. 😬
I had to buy some gifts this weekend at a bookshop and it would just be unseemly if I didn‘t buy something for myself, right??
#MayBookFlowers Day 6 - Supernatural Mysteries
I really enjoyed this tale of a young boy who starts talking to himself one day, then begins performing all this complicated maths work. Is he having mental health issues, or could there be a supernatural force at work?
#Booktober Day 29 - Supernatural Beings
One day, 12yr old Matthew begins talking to an imaginary friend named Chocky. His parents aren't too worried, until Matthew begins doing very sophisticated math and science work. Is Chocky truly imaginary, or is there something else afoot?
#SupernaturalBeings #Chocky #JohnWyndham #nyrb
#currentlyreading and loving this modern classic! Has anyone read Wyndham?