pages and pages and pages and pages

Last summer I plowed through a good number of books.  Now, I don’t remember what those books were, but believe you me, there were a lot of them.  And that’s what counts, yeah?

…nooooo

This summer I wanted to do the same thing, but remember what they are this time.  I started out with a focus on modern fiction because I’ll be taking some fiction courses at SPU next year.  Also I want to write better, so I’m hoping that something will rub off on me!

The list so far:
Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Also:
bird by bird by Anne Lamott
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott- audio book
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis- FINALLY
The Poets Laureate Anthology
assorted poetry by Billy Collins and Tomas Tranströmer
assorted short stories by Flannery O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Breece D’J Pancake, &Steven Millhauser
and driving back and forth to work I’m listening to Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Maybe I’ll post some specific thoughts on some of these, if I think I have anything valuable to say.

If you are reading this, who are your favorite poets and authors of short stories?

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