This weekend I went on a little bit of a Book Binge. I now have seven new books to read - and I can't flippin' wait. These are the ones that I got my greedy book loving hands on this weekend:
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck: I mean, classic right? Or so I am told. Truth is, I've never read it.
The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams: This is another one of those books that I have heard of and have never read. If we are being honest with one another, I really only loved it because of its title. Is that so wrong?
The Long March - William Styron: I got this book for three reasons - 1) the cover is cool 2) it was fifty cents and 3) the back of the book made it sound really interesting, "a stunning psychological probe of the military world, a novel of sadism, brutality, and quixotic courage that mounts to a swift ironic climax..." yadda yadda. Point is - "psychological probe"? "quixotic"? It has to be a winner, based on vocabulary alone.
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse: Just gifted to me today from a friend for helping him with all of his writing, I can't wait to read this. It's been on my list of "To Reads" for as long as I can remember.
The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler: Ok. Again with the really cool title! What can I say? I'm a sucker for both titles and covers. So sue me. But, this has also been on my list of must reads for a long time. Slowly but surely I will get all of these "classics" checked off.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers: As far as I know, this is a pretty highly acclaimed novel. It has been on many of those Must Read Before You Die lists, so therefore I must Read It Before I Die. It sounds like a very interesting book and plus, it was written by a 23 year old. If that doesn't inspire me to write, I don't know what will.
And last but not least, Downtown Owl - Chuck Klosterman: He's baaaack. That's right. Another Klosterman book. This is one of his novels though, so it should be an interesting comparison with Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs (seeing as that was a collection of essays).
I am really excited to get to all of these - but up next (after Mr. King) is Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy due to popular demand (or rather, the three votes I got on my poll of what to read next).
On to reading!