For the past week, I’ve been moping around covered in Icy Hot and slightly high off of pain killers due to a weird back injury so I’ve been reading like a champ. Let’s see if I can keep this up for the rest of the year, minus the crippling back pain.
#15: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill her Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. So, this was really weird. It’s a collection of “scary” fairy tales. They are stark, simple and genuinely kind of horrifying. Beware.
#16: The Collected Stories of Carson McCullers. Carson McCullers is a god to me since she gave the world The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and changed my love of literature forever. Her stories are equally as beautiful. If you’re a fan, these stories are essential to your life.
#17: When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. I’m like 40% sure I read this book already so I don’t know if it’s a good thing that I couldn’t really remember? Either way, I always enjoy Sedaris for some light, entertaining writing and he does it well.
#18: When a Woman Loves a Man by David Lehman. I’ve been on a poetry binge for the past week and this was satisfying. I’m definitely on the hunt for more of his work.
#19: The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins. Billy Collins is my favorite poet currently alive today so I’ve never read anything written by him that I didn’t love. This wasn’t my favorite collection but it was still perfect.