Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Reading

This is my tentative summer reading list:
  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
  • The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
  • L'Assomoir by Emile Zola
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera (already started this one)
  • Lighthousekeeping by Jeannette Winterson
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Of course this list may change as the summer goes on. I started reading the Kundera novel on Wednesday. I'm enjoying this one immensely so far. I love Kundera's style of writing. This is the third Kundera novel I've read and I have to say he is becoming a favorite.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Late to Teen Angst or Why I have Decided to Read Catcher in the Rye

Amazingly, I have never read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I am thirty-something years old, one would think this is a book I would have already read by now. I compare it to someone of my generation who was never watched E.T.. I am guilty of this as well. I am well past the age of teen angst, but I thought it would be interesting to read Catcher in the Rye at this point in my life. I don't expect it to be life changing, as it would have been had I read it as a teenager, but I hope it somehow brings my younger self back to me.