what can i read in one sitting?
December 29, 2011 1:34 PM Subscribe
I am going to read a novella* a week in 2012. Lay em on me.
posted by holdkris99 to media & arts (75 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
Like everyone (I guess) I wish I had more time to read. I have always been drawn to big, long difficult novels because I think they make me smarter (or look smarter, maybe? I dunno, I am sure some arrogance is involved) but I get to the end of a year and look back and i've managed to read like four books. At the end of this year I read a couple of novellas (*and I know that novella denotes fiction but reccomendations for short non fiction will be great as well) and I enjoyed getting through a story in a week or so. I am really looking for stuff in the less than two hundred page range. That's about all I have time to read in a given week.
I actually started this aa few weeks back andand I read the following:
The Name of the World by Dennis Johnson
The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Short History of the World by Gombrich
I liked them all so that shouls give kind of an idea what I am interested in. Also, I already got a great list of young adult novels and short story collections.