So Newsweek has a list of the 50 Books we must read NOW. As thankful as I was to not see The Great Gatsby or anything by Hemingway, I saw only one book that I have actually read – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
And put off though I was by the Amazon links which would enable me to buy the books right NOW, I wondered how many of you, my gentle readers have read through, or any at all, from the list and what you would recommend. Keeping in mind that I am up to my eyeballs in words unwritten as I entertain (and endless cook) for my house guests.
Between books I have agreed to review and the ones publishers just send me because … I’m me apparently … and the books I impulsively check out of the library or buy at the 40% off table at the grocery, knowing I have no time to read them, I certainly don’t need more reading material. But I enjoy feeling overwhelmed and inadequate as a writer who should read more and simply doesn’t.
And if you have a book that you believe Newsweek, in their hubris, overlooked, let us all know about it.