A previous post discussed the books I am currently reading. Somehow there are around 50 of them. How did that happen? This is how I read. Pick up a book, read 20-100 pages, put it down, go back to it later. It works fine with essays, short stories, poetry, and most nonfiction, but it’s pretty hard with novels, and I wouldn’t really recommend it. You have to keep 5-10 different plots all going in your head at the same time, and that is hard. So at times when you go back to pick up a book, you have forgotten what you have already read.
I listed a number of authors on there. Here are the other books I have read by those authors. Turns out I’ve read another 36 books by these authors – One nonfiction book, seven books of short stories, five novellas, and 23 novels.
If you have read any of these books or any others by these authors, feel free to comment on it. Otherwise you can use the thread for any book you happen to be reading now and any book you read recently.
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, The Secret Sharer (novellas). Two novellas.
Pat Conroy: South of Broad (novel). One novel.
Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis (novella). The Trial – 40 pages (novel) Two books: one novel and one novella.
Tom Robbins: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Another Roadside Attraction. Still Life with Woodpecker – 49 pages (novels). Three novels.
Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, Winner Take Nothing – 20 pages (novels). The Old Man and the Sea (novella). The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, In Our Time, Men without Women, The First Forty-nine Stories, The Fifth Column and Five Stories from the Spanish Civil War. (short stories). Ten books: Four novels, five books of short stories, and one novella.
Joyce Carol Oates: Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (novel). Signs (short stories). Two books: one novel and one book of short stories.
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Tortilla Flat (novels). The Pearl (novella). Five books: four novels and one novella. Also watched the movie adaptation of Of Mice and Men. Highly recommended!
Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Mother Night, Player Piano, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (novels). Wampeters, Foma, and Granfaloons (nonfiction). Welcome to the Monkeyhouse (short stories). Eight books: six novels, one book of short stories, and one nonfiction book.