Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. Throwback Thursday is an awesome opportunity to share old favorites as well as older books in our TBR. I love this idea as I only started blogging about two years ago. Therefore, I have lots of old favorites to talk about. While I may not remember all of the details needed to write a complete review, I’m happy to share the thoughts and impressions that have remained with me long after I finished the book.
My pick of the the week is:
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.
84, Charing Cross Road was a book club read back in 2015. It was absolutely delightful! I love epistolary literature and this one did not disappoint. I found it to be charming and funny, smart and sweet. At only 112 pages, it’s easily read in one sitting. If you’re short on time during this hectic holiday season but looking for a great read to sneak in, I can definitely recommend this book. It would also make a lovely gift for almost any reader.