Thursday, December 5, 2019

Comfort Read: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

Photo via the Publisher

I just finished the twentieth book in Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and it, like the other books in the series, leaves me with a smile and warm feelings. Most of my favorite comfort reads don't ignore what can be disturbing and even downright awful about us human beings, but the main characters themselves are likeable and trying to be kind, decent people, and they succeed, which is inspiring and heartwarming. Mma. Precious Ramotswe, the protagonist of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, is one such character: she is kind, compassionate, and caring while still having some (small) flaws. The supporting characters, such Mr. J.L.B Matekoni, Mma Makutsi, and Charlie and Fanwell, as well as the redoubtable Mma Potokwane, all have their share of foibles and flaws, but ultimately are also trying to live with kindness and caring, along with enjoying many cups of tea. :) I love this group of people as if they were real, and each visit to their Gabrone, Botswana is a joy.

Overall ★★★★★ (5/5)

Comfort 🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵(5/5)

Romance ❤❤❤  (3/5)

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