The Red Notebook - Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken, Emily Boyce

Books about books always make me happy, and since I try to diversify my reading I wanted to read this little French book about a man, a book store and a handbag. (In English of course).


When Laurent finds a handbag thrown away in the street without a purse but filled with other belongings he is immediately fascinated by it. The next days he spends trying to figure out how to find the owner of the bag and to return it to her.


Though not filled with as much books as I would have liked, this was a charming little read. I've always have some troubles to believe that people would be fascinated so much so quickly (as in it completely takes over their lives). Also, I wonder how people always spend this gigantic amount of time reading someone's diary, when it is not so much text at all (and if it really is important one could have read that way faster). Either way, I still enjoyed Laurent's search, even though it was a little bit too sweet at times.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!