The New York Times recently posted an article about a summer reading list they put together by asking twelve writers to describe memorable summer reading experiences. The entire article is a wonderful read, it can be accessed on the New York Time‘s website: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/books/review/what-i-read-that-summer.html?smid=pl-share.
Links to the books recommended by the authors are below:
- Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell – recommended by Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House.
- The Moviegoer by Walker Percy – recommended by Walter Isaacson, author of numerous biographies.
- Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham – recommended by Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head.
- People Who Knock on the Door and Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith – recommended by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
- Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe – recommend by Joy Williams author of four novels, three collections of stories and a book of essays.
- Under a Soprano Sky by Sonia Sanchez – recommended by Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
- The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter – recommended by Christopher Buckley, author numerous novels and essays.
- Toni Morrison’s novels – recommended by Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her.
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – recommended by Jorie Graham author of Place.
- Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo – recommended by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things.
- Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust – recommended by Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?