OK, I may have gone a little overboard on the Hemingway. After I finished the first five unread classics (including A Moveable Feast, that got me on the Hemingway bandwagon in the first place), I checked out three more! So yes, to recap… 4 of the 10 were Hemingway, and after For Whom The Bell Tolls, I was thoroughly depressed with war stories.
I really liked The Alchemist. I wouldn’t call it a life changer, but I very much enjoyed the “create your own destiny”, “follow your dreams”, and “live in the present” fable. It’s also full of good quotes! :)
The 2nd five classics:
- The Old Man and The Sea (Hemingway)
- A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway)
- For Whom The Bell Tolls (Hemingway)
- The Alchemist (Paul Coelho)
- The Invisible Man by (HG Wells)
The 1st five: Animal Farm (George Orwell), 100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), A Moveable Feast (Ernest Hemingway), Slapstick or Lonesome No More (Kurt Vonnegut)
What have you been reading lately?
tami boppFebruary 11, 2011 at 8:28 am
I loved the Alchemist. It is a quick read. I’m going to check out Seth Goldin. Thanks for the lists!
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