It’s been a long time since I haven’t been able to put a book down. But my god, THE HUNGER GAMES.
I’m convinced that if these books had come out when I was 10 years old, it would have been the FINAL PUSH that would’ve made me want to devote my life to being a writer.
Well actually, maybe not. Harry Potter came out when I was 10, and although I devoured the first four books and even wrote a “novel” that was super inspired by HP, by the time I graduated high school I somehow wasn’t that into them anymore. I still haven’t read books 6 and 7 *hides* …So I guess things change no matter what, and by that point I was a complete and total band/drum corps geek who didn’t have time to wait in lines at Barnes & Noble because I was off playing vibes and sleeping on bus floors.
Anyway, the point of this post (besides READ THE HUNGER GAMES) is…it’s time I get back into reading for fun. High school basically killed my imagination and ability to simply read a book for its story (ANALYZE ANALYZE ANALYZE THEME MOTIFS ALLEGORY) and college just made me want to read psychology books and other assorted non-fiction. But now that’s all done and I can finally enjoy reading again.
As a result, I made a list of books to read (updated, 3/2012):
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (and other Hunter S. Thompson titles)
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Triumph of the City – Edward L Glaeser
The Irresistible Henry House – Lisa Grunwald
HP6 and HP7 :\