Hearken to me, fellow bookworms! What is on your reading list for the fall? I have been maintaining a list of books I want to read since I was very young. I have a list of classics I’m working through, a growing list of business-related non-fiction, theological material, and then miscellaneous stuff that just sounds like fun!
These are some of the ones I’m going to try to finish before the year is out:
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky – I don’t exactly know what this is about, but I have always had it on my list and have heard that it’s likely to blow me away. We shall see… Have any of you read it? I read Crime and Punishment last year, but I think “Brothers” is considered Dostoevsky’s masterpiece?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – I know, I know, thick Russian novel and now this?? It could be a depressing fall. But, I have wanted to read Steinbeck for a while, and this is the one work of his that I possess. Any reviews for me?
On Moral Fiction by John Gardner – I have enjoyed literary criticism ever since college, so my sister got me this for Christmas. John Gardner is going to address the fact that novels possess such power within a culture that authors should take their moral responsibility seriously. At least, I think that’s what I think he’s going to address.
Chosen By God by R.C. Sproul – I have been meaning to read this book for a long time! I enjoy R.C. Sproul and this is one of the books he’s most known for. Have any of you read it?
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – I think I have listed this book in previous blog posts! It’s taken me a long time to tackle it, and I can’t figure out why. Well, actually, the title is a little off putting to me. It sounds slightly duplicitous. I have been assured by many people that it’s not like that, so I’m going to trust them, and read it… maybe.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell – The tagline says it well. It’s a book about “How little things can make a big difference.” What tips a person over the edge of a decision one way or another? One of the business books that has been sitting on my shelf for a while now. Anyone read it?
What’s on YOUR reading list this fall??