We absolutely loved this little book - literally little, it’s only 176 pages long - which, although it is already 3 years old, is only gaining the international recognition it deserves right now.

Convenience Store Woman follows outcast and accidental eccentric Keiko Furukura, who tucks herself away from the world after she senses society finds her strange. Her tucking herself away comes in the form of a convenience store, where she works as a shop assistant, for 18 years.

This a wonderfully weird, funny and deadpan book which makes you consider the pressures of fitting into the status quo, and what it means to be happy.

We highly recommend a brief hiatus with your current reading list, so that you can jump on the bandwagon too. It’s simply not possible that you will be disappointed.

Jet Shenkman