I have a perpetual problem.
There’s never enough time in the day/week/life to read everything I want to.
I know I’m not the only one with this problem. And I know in the world today, having such a problem is a luxury.
Now that we’ve agreed on that – how does one keep up with everything to read?
Especially, as a writer, I’m always thinking “I should be writing, not reading, or blogging, or sleeping, or….”
Here’s what’s on my short list. Don’t ask about the long list!
Knockemstiff (stories) by Donald Ray Pollock (an Ohioan)
A Visit From the Goon Squad (novel) by Jennifer Egan – I haven’t read anything of hers so I might as well start with the Pulitzer Prize winning one
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (stories) by Wells Tower – am I the only one who hasn’t read this book?
Half a Life (memoir) by Darrin Strauss – the executive editor of Washington Square lit mag out of NYU. This book just won a National Book Critics’ Circle Award.
Where the God of Love Hangs Out (stories) by Amy Bloom – loved her book Away
Tinkers (debut novel) by Paul Harding – the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner
Fort Wayne is 7th on Hitler’s List (stories) by Michael Martone – had never heard of him, but LOVE the title
What is on your list?