Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. This meme is quite easy to follow – just randomly pick a book from your to-be-read list and give the reasons why you want to read it. It is that simple.


This week’s book:

A House for Mr Biswas by Sir V.S. Naipaul

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Blurb from Goodreads

Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, he yearns for a place he can call home. He marries into the Tulsi family, on whom he becomes dependent, but rebels and takes on a succession of occupations in a struggle to weaken their hold over him.

Why I Want To Read It

After having gone through several must-read lists, certain titles have captured my attention. One of the titles that I kept encountering was Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul TC’s A House for Mr. Biswas. It is a title that can easily pique a curious reader’s imagination and interest.

To be honest, I barely had any iota on what it is about. Back then, I didn’t even realize that it was a very popular and one that is critically acclaimed as well. Not only was Sir V.S. Naipaul knighted, he also took home one of the most highest honors any writer yearns for during their lifetime, the Nobel Prize in Literature. Admittedly, I haven’t read any of his works but it seems like A House for Mr. Biswas will open a literary door that will enchant me. I sure hope so. But first, I must gain a copy of the book (or any of Sir Naipaul’s works).