I must start by apologizing to Sue Monk Kidd, the author of The Secret Life of Bees. That I picked her book to be my next read was neither due to the familiarity of the title nor the writer’s name but rather to the paucity of the selection I had available at the time. To be frank, I had serious doubts about a book which had the portraits of five women on the front cover and bees in title.
However, turning cliché into reality, it was truly a case of not judging a book by its cover – a storyline which made me turn the pages as fast as my eyes could read the words on them, insightful and poetic descriptions, bee epigraphs buzzing with interesting facts.
Having read only one of her novels doesn’t qualify me as a fan but I have clicked “like” on her Facebook page and I also added The Invention of Wings to my bookdepository.com wish list. Let’s see where this literary trail will lead to!