Following my own advice, this month’s reading pool is a combination of genre fiction, best-sellers, and classics. It maybe a little light on classics but August needed to be balanced. I can’t really recommend a couple of these books because I have not verified their quality but rather I was intrigued by their title or a short description I might have read in a catalogue. I believe I’m actually more often disappointed by what are generally considered “good” books than I am by these unknown and often eye-opening texts. Give them a try (but balance them with solid classics).
Will I be forced to add any of these titles to my Worst reading list? Last month’s Death of Virgil was a strong candidate but other readers certainly will not agree. Maybe it should have made my Most Painful list instead?