Do we have reading lists anymore?
I have always know this. When I was growing up in the Arkansas Ozarks, reading was my refuge from the present and a passport for my future. Somewhere I had acquired a list of 100 books (I think it was 100) every college bound student should read. I made it through most of the list, though I had to reread some of the titles when I was considerably older to really understand them.
My failing now is that I don’t read much fiction. Biography, history, political and social commentary, and other non-fiction genre fill my reading time as limited as it is.
I need to give this some thought. Really, I am not sure I am reading as much as I used to.
Let’s come back at another time and consider what we read and why.
Reading fiction isn’t merely escapism, it can improve your emotional intelligence and lead to having a happier and healthier life.