Help Me Pick The Next 5 Books
Okay, maybe the title to this post is a little misleading. I’ve already picked three of my next five novels. But I’d love your help with the other two.
First, revisit Time’s list. Second, go ahead and mark off the following books. These are the three I have already picked to read, not necessarily in this order:
- Infinite Jest: This is a good friend’s (and blog frequenter) favorite book. After years of telling him I would read it, now’s the time. But I’m severely intimidated by this beast. And, yes, it is a beast.
- The Assistant: I haven’t heard of this book. That’s why I picked it. Got to read the obscure books at some point.
- Deliverance: You can hear the banjo now, can’t you? Yep, it’s that Deliverance. Can’t wait to read this novel.
So help me out with the other 2 in this next batch. Place your suggestion in the comments below, and I’ll read the two most frequently suggested books.
A few qualifiers: Don’t suggest any books longer than 500 pages. Out of each 5 books, I try and only read one seriously long one, and Infinite Jest already has that covered this time around.
Also, two books I won’t read yet: Ulysses will be Book #101, since it’s the only novel not on Time’s list. And I’m saving The Great Gatsby for later as well. I’ve already read it four times anyway.
So, what would you like me to read? Get your suggestions in sometime today.