The first novel I remember reading

The Katalina 30 Day Book Challenge day #10

I’m pretty sure the first “real” novel I ever read was The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mcullough. Of course by “real” I mean “grown up”. I read lots of Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew etc etc but this was the first adult novel I read. I think I was about 12 or 13 at the time. I remember being fascinated by the description of how the beads from her doll’s necklace had disappeared between the blades of grass. The books I read never went into that kind of detail!

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David SevenSeptember 13th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Believe it or not, I still have not read this book. I have it on my shelf, I just have never reached out and taken it down yet.

Is it any good?

NayesSeptember 13th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

You know I loved it at the time and felt very grown up reading it. I think it is probably one of those books where everything is dreadful and nothing ever goes nicely, but I can’t be positive about that. I would have to read it again before I could recommend it…

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