All year I’ve been planning to read a giant novel or two that I’ve missed. So far, top spots went to War and Peace and Infinite Jest. After an intense year and a thoroughly mushy brain, I’ve decided to dig through our library for novels that I haven’t read, but are the shortest. If we like them, we’ll keep them. If not, we won’t. I’ve never picked books based on length for personal reading, but I think this summer will be the perfect time to experiment and maybe free up some shelf space. Of course, I’ll be reading some other titles in other genres.
Right now the list is as follows:
Invisible Cities: Italo Calvino
Various H.P. Lovecraft collections
What Great Teachers Do Differently: Todd Whitaker
The Facts of a Doorframe: Adrienne Rich