It’s the last day of November…here’s what I read this fall (Sept – Nov):
1. Max got me a really nice edition of The Windup Bird Chronicle for Christmas last year, and it took me a while to get to it because it’s so long. My favorite recurring trend of Murakami’s writing is his intertwining stories across characters and time periods, and this was the best example of that (out of what I’ve read of his so far).
3. Elders…sometimes I buy a book based on its cover design, which is what happened with this book at the Strand in NYC…and I would say I learned my lesson, but I also bought Everything Matters! on the same trip for the same reason, and that one did not disappoint. I think organized religion is fascinating and after going to Idaho, I was really curious about Mormons, but this book was more about two guys who didn’t get along than about the LDS religion.
4. I feel like my public-school education failed me a little bit, considering I just now read George Orwell’s Animal Farm on my own at 21. Max has a really cool illustrated edition, but he thinks I mess up every book I read, so I had to read a library copy.
5. Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr. is something I’m going to recommend to all my friends. It made me think about life, death, and everything in between in the way that “Interstellar” and “Boyhood” and The Alchemist made me think about life, death, and everything in between. It’s books and movies like these that make me love books and movies.
Summer reading list: here.