I’ve already talked about how I’m absolutely crushing some audiobooks. As such I should probably leave book review posts to fill in these daily blog posts I’m aiming for in Lent. As it stands though, I’m running out of time to put a post together, and am just wondering, “What should I be spending my time ‘reading?'”
I started with classics I either should have read in high school and didn’t, or the one’s not assigned to me, but probably should have been. Old Man and the Sea fit the former category, while 1984 fit the latter. Slaughterhouse Five was my first work by Vonnegut. I don’t think my high school self would have appreciated it. The “adult” me however found it fascinating and thoroughly entertaining.
Then I got into pop and pulp works of the past. Books like The Wizard of Oz, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. These works were a nice repast from the gloom and doom of Hemingway and Orwell, but left me feeling a little empty on the inside.
My hold on Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey came in. I found it a delightful read, especially when narrated by the author. Frankel’s Man’s Search for Meaning and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson make me think maybe non-fiction works might be the way forward. However, it’s hard to take notes on an audiobook while driving.
I think I’ll continue shuffling the deck, and popping any book onto my wishlist that is recommended to me. But if anyone has any suggestions for better books for me to listen to, I’m all ears.