summer reading list
i don’t worry too much about reaching every corner of the earth or listening to every song ever written
but i do lose sleep at night over books i haven’t yet read.
despite a fairly solid list of alma maters (like a prep school that had us reading the bible, shakespeare and homer - simultaneously - in 9th grade) there are still gaping holes in my literary education.
(never-reads include: plath, faulkner, tolstoy, oh my!)
so instead of panicking over this undefined (and short) period of my life, i’m going to employ it. to accomplish all those lifelong goals that seem to dangle just out of reach when we’re inundated with work, chained to our desks, slaves to our schedules and racing against the clock. in addition to volunteering all over the city, freelancing, studying for my licensing exams and taking care of odds and ends…
… i’m going to crack open (or load up the kindle with) as many classics as i can.
sure, there are lists all over the place, varied and thorough, but here’s a question for you:
what are your favorites? top 3? top 5? top 10? best ever?
up now (or next): the bell jar, on the road, 100 years of solitude… what else?