So. I’m still trying to compile a reading list.
Including the suggestions from the last post, here’s what I’ve got –
- Triton by Sam Delaney
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- The Four Voyages by Christopher Columbus
- Upside Down by Eduardo Galeano
- Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
- Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Hewig
- Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene
- A Lady’s Life In The Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
So yeah. It’s a weird mix. But that’s good – some of these, like Sag Harbor and Quiet American, are books I’ve had and wanted to read for a while and just needed a kick in the pants to do it. And a couple – The Book Thief and Moonlight on Linoleum – are gifts from friends or family that I’ve been a bit guilty about not having gotten to yet.
But that’s still only eleven books; not the twenty I’d been shooting for. So I had another idea – we’re living in the age of Twitter, when you can send messages to pretty much anyone in the world. Including People Of Note.
So I’m about to go on Twitter and hit up a whole bunch of notable people – singers, actors, politicians, what have you – and ask them. Partly to expand my search pool – but also partly because I am dying of curiosity to see what will happen.
Two recommendations already:
- Caught by Lisa Moore
- Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Tell ya who they’re from later.