Pleasurable Reading

      Some books are like fast food- you want something to read, you want it now, you don’t want to think too much about what you are reading, and after you finish reading it you don’t  remember too much about it. 

     Then there are other books that can feel more like a meal of something you know you should eat, it will give you great nourishment but you have to slog to get through it.

     Some books are like drinking a long cool glass of water on a warm summer day.  It is not until after you are finished that you realized that the book was really good. These five titles are my choices for books that go down easy but will refresh you along the way.  In between the spring and summer sessions, consider reading  one of these.

The Comedians by Graham Greene

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

If none of these titles appeal to you, check out our guide on book reviews, http://libguides.reynolds.edu/bookreviews to find reviews and information on books. Or try these books about books.

Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda

Book lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason by Nancy Pearl

More book lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason by Nancy Pearl

Good reading: a guide for serious readers, edited by J. Sherwood Weber

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