These are some of the books I’m currently reading. They’re alright.
- Bambert’s Book of Missing Stories. In three words: strange and bitter.
- To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m reading this again. It won the Pulitzer Prize, ♥. I like it.
- IQ84. I have no idea because I’m moving through it at a glacial pace. I’m on page 22 of about 1,000. This is my first time reading Murakami.
So, anyway—since I read a lot and am viciously opinionated about this kind of thing, here’s a list of 10 of my favorite books. They’re not ordered. I’m also keeping my descriptions to a minimum. I don’t want this to turn into an exercise in fangirling.
From the titles above, a few things about my reading preferences become clear.
ONE.I like stories that involve writing and books. Ella Minnow Pea and Dangerous Acquaintances are epistolary novels. People of the Book is about a book as its title suggests. 😛
TWO. I like confusing things. See Faulkner, Ella Minnow Pea, and 1984.
THREE. I don’t follow guidelines. I said that I would list 10 books, but Faulkner isn’t a book. Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice are also two different things. Whatever. 😀
I’m contemplating using goodreads or shelfari to keep better track of what I read and when, but I’m not sure if using one of those will be worth it.
Feel free to comment with 10 of your favorite books and/or suggestions. If you suggest something, I may get to it in 5 years. 5 years is a long time, but I’ve found that I generally do get around to reading things people suggest. It just takes time. I’m interested in reading books written in French, Japanese, and Korean too. However, if you suggest one of those, the expected completion time increases to about 15 years. I’m busy!