h-how did I do, anons?
Reading list 2017-2018
Absolute fucking trash, also slow as fuxk
Wow, you know how to make a list. Impressive.
Can you share some thoughts about the books you've read, or is patting you on the back all you need?
entry level fiction
Are you a masochist?
Also what was nanking like
stop pretending to stutter on the internet. it's not cute or funny
You showed him
i'm just shocked someone with the taste to read Ordinary Men actually fell for the Jordan Petermeme
what if start with the Greeks, user? Is that ok?
Ah, Jordan. Truly the greatest thinker of our time.
Meh. I’m gonna read 12 Rules as well; just because you read a book doesn’t make you somehow culpable if the book sucks.
Ordinary men (and pretty much everything else in OP) is recommended by peterson
My Internet dad can beat up your Internet dad
why are you reading at an 8th grade level?
Reading a self-help book does make you culpable however, and is inexcusable at any age past 17.
Now everyone post their list to compare to OPs
If you find yourself annoyed by the fact that strangers read self-help books you should read a self-help book.
Woah, we have a star here, boys.
How is Waugh by the way? I thought about checking him out, but was never really a priority.
Looks like you just got into reading. I was going to say that you don't care what other people think about your taste, considering nearly all of those books are disliked by the collective Veeky Forums conciousness, but the nature of this thread proves otherwise. I suspect this is bait.
Time hasn't been kind to Decline and Fall. Some of the humour is definitely lost on the modern reader, but other parts of it are still hilarious.
It was good enough to make me want to try more Waugh anyway.
Better than me, in some ways. The one from your list that intrigues me is Painted Bird, I'm reading that pretty soon and I'm wondering how you found it? Do you read any genre fiction to take a break from the heavy stuff? I find you can get more reading done that way.
Awaiting the put downs for the six King books. I'm trying to read everything he's every published, I'm up to 38 now so I'm left with the dregs of his works. Have to read one a month because with the pace he publishes I'm never going to be able to catch up with him if I don't hustle. But hey, at least I finally read Ulysses this year, it was a lot of work to prepare for.
Whats with the numbers next to some of the books? How did you find The Good Solider? I went in blind expecting a gritty war book and read up later that it was one the first 'Author uses point of view to hide the fact he's an asshole' books.
more like reddit list :^)
he hasn't Continued With The Christians™
Sad. When will you read Confessions and the Seven Storey Mountain?
I started browsing Veeky Forums in September. Since then I have finished
Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse
Crime & Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov, Ibid
Infinite Jest, DFW
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
, and I'm currently working my way through White Noise, by Don Delillo, which is a shit book I wouldn't recommend to nobody. I want to round out the entry-level post-modernists by reading The Master and the Margarita and American Psycho before starting my next long-form novel, The Count of Monte Cristo!
Do you just spend all your time reading? Do you have job?
My list so far:
Doors of Perception
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Drug Hunters
Simulcra and Simulation
Love in the Time of Cholera
Things Fall Apart
The Coming Population Crash
No Exit & Other Plays
Partially read, no plans to finish
Two Treatises on Government
Rousseau - The Social Contract
The Ego and His Own
The Existentialist Cafe
Badieu - Infinite Thought
Discipline and Punish
Haven't gotten as far as I would have liked. I read a lot of philo journal articles and that takes time, but it's worthwhile as well I guess.
Why is it always a combination of high school literature, self-help books, and popular psychology with you people? How is this any better than the classical liberal arts and the cultivation of a higher aesthetic? People who enjoy literature are the most self-flagellating group of hobbyists I've ever seen. Are the posters on /mu/ despairing over the irrelevance of their hobby? No. They just enjoy it. 3DCG? /o/? Fucking /a/? Why must Veeky Forums be subjected to constant self-evaluation threads, where the meaning and purpose of literature has to be questioned and dragged through the mud every ten seconds and the utilitarian superiority of the sciences has to be held up in our faces? By people who purport to enjoy reading, no less?
where are the brave woc writers, you bigot?
Bro, you are responding to high school and freshmen. If the board seems too underage for you, it's time to leave.
Whats with the numbers next to some of the books?
That's the number of pages, I'm planning on adding it up at the end of the year.
How did you find The Good Solider?
I knew what I was getting into and enjoyed it very much. The narration by Dowell is hilarious. It's a great piece of modernism and I'm sure I'll read more of Ford in the future.
Apparently his publisher made him go with the title (which he hated) because it was the only thing that would sell at the time.
The thing is, this isn't a board for people who enjoy reading. It's a board for people who think they should enjoy reading. Understand that and you can better deal with this place.
Not the OP.
I'm curious. Do you write your thoughts after reading a book?
where in the fuck did a homo like you get the idea to read 'The Painted Bird'?
I wonder what happened to this board for everyone to be actual assholes.
How was Demons (or Devils, as you called)? It's one of the Dostoevsky novels I've yet to read.
I was working full time in January, been studying for February and March. Readings my hobby, I read for at least an hour or two before I go to bed every night, and I read when I catch the train in and out of the city. I read on breaks and I'll read when I water the grass or completing a task where I don't have to focus so much. If readings you turn reading into a genuine hobby and read as much as you watch television or play video games, you can get alot of reading done. I also juggle several books at once so I always stay motivated, reading some Stephen King can help me stay motivated for something that's lulling in action like The Good Solider or Jane Eyre.
I enjoyed it. Though it's difficult. It was hard to keep track of all the characters (the Russian names don't make it easier). I found myself having to reread certain sections to understand what was going on.
Overall, a good book> Very thought-provoking. I would recommend.
So far in 2018 I've read:
Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
Thomas Pynchon - Bleeding Edge
Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
Italo Calvino - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - The General in His Labyrinth
Haruki Murakami - Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Junot Diaz - This Is How You Lose Her
Herman Hesse - Demian
Ranier Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
I plan on picking up the pace significantly though once school is over.
I'm a total newfag to Veeky Forums. I'm sick of wasting my time on /fit/ and /biz/ just mindlessly browsing. I'm 21 and haven't read since high school (basic stuff, Orwell & Huxley).
Is 'Trivium' type stuff a good way to start reading effectively? I want to read philosophy but I know it's fairly challenging.
Please don't meme me. I know newfags on every board are prey to memes and countermemes.