“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
― Haruki Murakami,
Did you come across this quote before? This quote always intrigues me and holds a special meaning to me.
Whenever I visit the library, I see rows and rows of books by James Patterson, David Baldacci, Sue Grafton, Debbie Macomber, to name a few. Somehow, I am not attracted to romance, mystery and thriller novels. I used to read only Non fiction books. However from the past few months, when I started reading Classics like Animal Farm, Of Men and Mice, The Great Gatsby, To kill a Mocking bird, Short stories by O.Henry, I discovered a whole new world of stories which touched my heart . I love the Classics because the narration, the style, the depth of the stories are far superior compared to the novels published these days. Sometimes, I wonder if I am old fashioned; relishing books from the past.
But then I am reminded of the beautiful quote “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” May be the books I read are making me to think differently!
What do you think about the quote?