As you guys know, I love to read. Since Danny and I moved in together, my book collection doubled, and I now have a lot of books at my disposal to read. Plus lots to buy and read!
In January, I read World War Z, Kafka By the Shore, Half of a Yellow Sun, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Crime and Punishment. I have a few books leftover from January to read, plus a few more I've pulled from Danny's collection. Here they are!
- All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
- Billy Budd & Other Dales, Herman Melville
- Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
- In Dubious Battle, John Steinbeck
- Killing Custer, James Welch and Paul Stekler
- Heavier than Heaven, Charles Cross
- Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut
- The Phillip K Dick Reader
- the Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
- Pulp, Charles Bukowski
As a disclaimer, I've started reading the Grapes of Wrath about six times: I get through the first two chapters and then quit, exhausted. It's like running several miles. The same goes for Slaughterhouse-Five... I've owned this copy since my freshman year of college and yet, still, I read the first chapter, get tired, and read something else. It's kind of silly. Now that I think about it, I think I bought the Grapes of Wrath and Slaughterhouse-Five at the same time.
I'm really proud at the amount I've read in the last month. It makes me feel really inspired and helps me think more clearly. Plus, at work, it's a nice feeling to know that at lunch, I'll get one hour of just me and Haruki Murakami, or Charles Bukowski, or whoever I'm reading at that moment. It's good to have an escape, something to occupy my brain. And I love carrying books around! Instead of browsing my iPhone while waiting in line, I can pull out my book and get a little reading in!
So far in February, I've already finished Devil in the White City, which I bought last year with every intention to read, but never did. It only took me two days and I loved it... although, I will admit to skimming the chapters about architecture.
I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!