While I wouldn’t qualify myself as an “avid” reader, I certainly enjoy a good book. I have a hard time falling asleep at night if I don’t pick up a novel or a magazine and read for at least 15-20 minutes. I recently finished The Kite Runner, and really enjoyed it. Well, I enjoyed it as much as anything that depressing can be enjoyed. It was a fascinated story, and educated me on many aspects of Afghan culture.
There are a couple of books that are coming up on my list. I’m going to try to hit some of the “classics” (what makes a book a classic?) that I either haven’t read, or read incompletely (i.e., nearly everything I read in high school). My list of books that I want to read includes (classics and non-classics alike):
- Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
- Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- Animal Farm, by George Orwell
- The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
- The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
- Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, by James Bradley
Of course, these will all just be time-killers until the next Wheel of Time book is released. Knife of Dreams, by Robert Jordan is the second-to-last book in a looooooong series. Kate and I are waiting with much anticipation. So that will immediately take precedence over any book that I’m reading at the time.
Oh hey, here’s an idea: use the comments to suggest books that I should read that you’ve enjoyed.