Goodreads Monday is a really simple weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners where you choose a book at random from your Goodreads TBR and explain why you want to read it.
This week’s pick is:
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Sometimes you have to leave behind everything you know to find the place you truly belong…
Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he’s going or why, but it means that he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side, they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting Satoru’s old friends. He meets Yoshimine, the brusque and unsentimental farmer for whom cats are just ratters; Sugi and Chikako, the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B&B; and Kosuke, the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. There’s even a very special dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species.
But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won’t say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break…
Why do I want to read it?
A few reasons:
- That cover…it’s stunning!
- The blurb ….implies I will feel all the feels which is the best thing about reading a good book; making a book live in my heart and mind forever
- It’s set in Japan and written by a Japanese author…I have a fascination with all things Japanese after studying the language and culture in high school
- Last but not least…there’s a cat…and I’m a crazy cat lady not-so-deep down…the proof?
Here’s a picture of my lovely furbabies…..the Ragdoll is Smooches Charles and the tabby is Sarabi, named after Simba’s mum in The Lion King.