Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata | a must read book

Book: 69 | Rating: 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So many feelings!!!! To be honest, I had seen this book a couple of times on Youtube and Instagram with good reviews but when I started reading, my expectations were not high. The name wasn’t very appealing to me, but OMG I was soooooo wrong!

Convenience Store Woman is about the life of Keiko Furukura who started working at a convenience store as a part-time job when she was a teenager, and after 18 years, she is still working at the same convenience store, doing the same thing and with no options of career progression. And you know what? She. Is. Happy! – and that is precisely what her friends and family don’t understand.

This book covers many important and relevant themes from gender roles, capitalism, asexuality, to society’s expectations and how difficult being different is. Although we do not go much into it, we can detect a few characteristics of the Japanese culture which makes it even harder for our protagonist.

Although Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata made me laugh many times, the majority of the time I was just MAD! and not at her…. but at her friends, at her family, at SOCIETY! I just hope that the new generations can get rid of the toxic expectations which we are ground up believing, and for them to understand that it is O.K to be different and each person can and should do whatever makes them happy!

Please, please, please… read this book! You won’t regret it. It’s only 163 pages.

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