#Bookadayuk Day 25: A Book Recommended by Your Parents

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman

If by recommended, you mean stolen, then Love in the Time of Cholera. My parents never really suggested books to me in any direct way, but I would see what they were reading and snatch titles from them. This one was on my dad's shelves, and I "borrowed" it. It's been on my shelves for 12 years now. It was one of my earliest experiences with magical realism, aside from Like Water for Chocolate, and while I don't remember much in the way of concrete events from a book read more than a decade ago, I do remember being sort of hypnotized by a style and jumbled chronology that I wasn't really familiar with.

 

Since it had the Penguin cover, I must have been expecting it to be smutty: