I have a feeling I’m going to wind up abandoning this ambitious goal, but I want to make a project of reading every #1 book on the New York Time’s Best Seller List (Combined Print & E-Book Fiction) for the next little bit.
For two reasons, mainly:
1) Because as an English major, and especially as an English major who was interested in the 19th Century, I feel like I missed out on reading what everyone else was reading for the last 5 years.
2) Because I feel I can make sassier and more relevant posts about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo than I could about Typee or Washington Square.
In any event this means that the first book on the docket is Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is getting a sales boost due to the (reportedly God-awful) Tom Hanks adaptation that just came out.
Wish me luck.
You can find the reviews of the first book here: