Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Published October 22, 2021

Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Book info

  • Title Dear Reader
  • Author Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Memoir

Growing up, Cathy Rentzenbrink was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, it was books that kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.


This is such a wonderful book. Cathy, an avid reader, takes us on a journey with her, a brief autobiography structured around which books accompanied her at which points throughout her life. When she talks of a book you have read, you can’t help but feel a warm and fuzzy feeling of agreement, and when she lists books you haven’t read, if you’re anything like me, you instantly want to read them all. It’s gentle and warm and lovely, like a big hug of books, and more than anything it made me feel like it’s okay to like what you like to whatever degree gets you through the day. Just exquisite.

Rating: 5 / 5

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