An adult student stopped by my desk and asked for a recommendation of something to read. My head filled with hundreds of books. He could not narrow down a genre.
It’s interesting list to make. What do all these books say about me? (In no particular order – except Hemingway is always first – and off the top of my head.)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Robot Visions by Isaac Asimov
Proof by Dick Francis
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Art of War by Sun-tzu
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Cicero by Anthony Everitt
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Socrates Cafe by Christopher Phillips
And when I feel like poetry I read Shakespeare or Whitman or Frost or lately I look up blogs and read the newest posts – there are many beautiful poets to be found in cyberspace.
What is on your list?