Saturday, July 31

Your Year in Reading: 2020

Ive likewise left more than the normal quantity of books unread. But hey, the governmental election is in suspension– why not my stack of books, too

Of the books I had not check out in the past, William Kennedys Ironweed came the nearest to inspiring/moving me. Its also on the Modern Library list (no. 92), so, two-fer. I advise it, though not universally.

I also go over a couple of favorites from the list, Under the Volcano (no. 11) and Slaughterhouse-Five ( no. 18)

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From mid-February through mid-April (much of lockdown in NYC), I ended up absolutely no books. And here in mid-October, I havent end up a book since mid-September. 4 months worth of not checking out minimize the odds of success

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All in all, a quite dim year in my reading life. Ive checked out much more poetry than typical, which I believe has actually helped focus me.

Recalling at my reading-related goals, Ive done … not all that well. I wanted to read a couple of books on the Modern Librarys leading 100 novels list, and I wished to “discover brand-new books that inspire and move me.”.

I check out Lord of the Flies, no. 41 on the list. I enjoyed it, but it will not stick with me. I wish I d read it in school, like I was supposed to.

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Discussion concerns: Have you hit your 2020 reading goals, if you made any? Did you check out anything that moved you? Do you have any titles you wish to suggest to me and your fellow WriteByNighters? Let me understand listed below

In recentlys post we discussed our 2020 writing and reading objectives and the methods which this outrageous year has thwarted, or at least stalled, some of us.

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Have you strike your 2020 reading objectives, if you made any? Did you read anything that moved you?

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WriteByNight co-founder David Duhr is fiction editor at the Texas Observer and co-host of the Yak Babies podcast, and has composed about books for the Dallas Morning News, Electric Literature, Publishing Perspectives, and others.

Did you read anything that moved you? 4 months worth of not checking out cuts down on the odds of success

I want I d read it in school, like I was supposed to.

Ive checked out much more poetry than normal, which I think has actually assisted center me. Did you read anything that moved you?

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