I’m modifying this a bit and thinking instead of Authors I’d Want to Meet. I’ve only ever met one author – last night, I attended a release-day talk by Don DeLillo about his new book, Zero K (post coming tomorrow! Many, many thanks to Cover2CoverMom for inspiring me to go!!!) I haven’t thought much (at all) about this question before because it never occurred to me I could meet authors in person (? right?).
A close friend suggested yesterday that perhaps the books that are hardest to read are most worth it to try… And this got me thinking perhaps I can find the courage this summer to tackleworks I’ve carried with me for ages. In the very least, naming the problem/challenge seems to be Step 1 in any program, and declaring such things in public spaces creates some aura of accountability, so with a goal of (hopefully) having reviews of these by end-August, here’s the top 5 books that scare me witless: (more…)