Recently Shelved… I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Call for the Dead

After a drought of reading, I finally shelved two more books, and the rain is still falling so hopefully two more books will be shelved soon.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

This book is the first in a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou and covers her childhood up to very early in her adult life. It is an eye-opening experience to step into her shoes as she navigates the many faced beast that is humanity, building herself up instead of letting it wear her down. Her life is so interesting and full of noteworthy events, that it makes my life feel bland in comparison. It is definitely an inspiring must read, and I plan to shelf the next stages of her life too.

Call for The Dead

by John le Carré

The first spy novel from John le Carré, a man with first hand knowledge of the intricacies of British intelligence, introduces us to a fictional world of British Intelligence packed full of subterfuge. The main character, Smiley, is in temperament a polar opposite to the James Bond type spy. This book leads you on his journey as he attempts to solve a mysterious death.

John le Carré weaves the narrative in a way that leaves the reader questioning what happened until the very end. A good read, and with later books being award winning, it is a good book to get a taster of the world.

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