We are blessed.
One of our members - whom I shall randomly nickname the Elf to protect her identity - has a super power - a gift some might rightly say.
After only a few minutes of conversation with you, she is able to magically present you with books that you'll not only want to read; you'll NEED to read.
These books will end up being the ones that you carry in your heart forever, stay up till 2am on a work night to finish without regret, ponder over for weeks after finishing them, recommend to friends and family or compulsively thrust upon strangers in the hope that their lives will similarly be as positively affected. The better that the Elf knows you - the more spot on and essential her choices.
Obviously, I can't tell you who it is. Like all the greatest of gifts; it can be something of a burden. Quite how she manages to resist the urge to snatch the 'wrong' book out of someone hands is beyond me. Her self-control is to be admired.
So when I tell you that I was told by this Elf character to drop everything and start The Book Of Human Skin, I'm sure you can understand why I did just that - abandoned all other literary obligations and dove right in.
I haven't read any of Michelle Lovric before, but I will definately be seeking out more of her work in the future.