Today’s prompt: A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
I think I have to bust out my old booklist from 2007… let’s see…
1. Hitler, The Germans, and the Final Solution – Ian Kershaw
I went through a Third Reich obsession from 2007-2009 and to some extent, I am still obsessed. Kershaw is one of my favorite history authors.
2. Jesus, Interrupted – Bart Ehrman
This book is about the contradictions in the Bible. I’m a Christian and always will be, but I find it interesting to see how others interpret the Bible.
3. The Anxiety of Influence – Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom never ceases to fascinate me. His literary criticism is far out and brilliant.
1. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
A cult classic, and very different in terms of typography and narrative. This book is supposed to be a spooky thriller.
2. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
It’s a “fanfiction” of Jane Eyre, told from the perspective of Mr. Rochester’s insane wife.
3. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everyone raves about how wonderful this book is. I want to see exactly how wonderful it is.
So… has anyone read any of these?