Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
I love John Steinbeck. There just aren't that many writers whose words are so imaginative and fantastical at describing characters and scenes that it's like you're watching a really great movie on a huge screen.
Cannery Row is no exception. The characters have such grit and flaws that they feel like real people. It's not a book with a fast-moving plot. Rather the pace of the plot matches the time and place of its setting - there's not much to it on the surface, but when you dig deeper you find lots to discuss and love.
If you haven't had a chance to read Steinbeck, this is a easy one to start with being only about 200 pages.
Disclosure: No one paid me in any way, form or fashion for this review.
Next month - Room by Emma Donoghue