Late last year I mentioned that I had started a book reading project that required me to read most of Jane Austen’s novels. I finished in time for the end of 2011. I asked for your help for my book reading project for 2012.
Thanks to Grace for her suggestion! My reading project author for 2012 is Mark Twain.
I’m currently reading through some of his major works and travel writing. I realized that I’d never read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which many consider to be one of the greatest American novels ever. I’ve finished both of those books so far this year.
Right now, I’m slowly making my way through A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, which is highlights Twain’s more political side. I wasn’t expecting that. After this book, I”ll be starting either The Innocents Abroad or Following the Equator, some of Twain’s major pieces of travel writing.
I’ve got a lot of travelling coming up in the next few months, and I’d like to ask for your help again with some reading choices. This time I’m looking for light reading. I’m still not interested in the Hunger Games (sorry!), but I like romances (quality stuff like The Time Traveler’s Wife, which I wasn’t interested in finishing but thought was fine), memoirs, food writing and just good storytelling. If I’ve seen the movie, it might be hard for me to want to read the book (I’m lazy). This means no Water for Elephants because we just saw the DVD. I just started using Good Reads, so any tips on how to use that effectively would be great, too (I just started using the app, but I haven’t had much time to play with it).
What do you recommend for some lighter reading? What are you reading right now?