The first post I made on this blog was about Buzzfeed’s 65 Books You Need To Read in Your 20s post. While I’ve gone a bit Goodreads-crazy (currently sitting on 61 books read so far this year), I thought I should have a look through the list and see if I’ve actually made any headway.
These were the ones I’d already read (all links to reviews) –
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath.
- On The Road – Jack Kerouac.
- Just Kids – Patti Smith.
- I’m With The Band – Pamela Des Barres.
And these are the ones I’ve read since…
- A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan.
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon. (New favourite, for sure)
- Lit – Mary Karr. (Not on Goodreads, but still).
- Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris.
I’ve had David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest on my Kindle since May, and it’s such a hard book to get through. I am determined at some point to get further, but… It’s the first book in years I really cannot get into. Is it worth it?
Well, I’ve doubled the number I had read when I started this, so that’s… okay, I guess? I still have the best part of a decade to work through the other 57, so I think I’ll do okay. It’s more a case of being able to afford them/getting a hold of them. I’m skint, it kind of sucks. Any kind souls want to donate some books to me?
Any book recommendations in general?