Some time in the late '90's, there was a year when I read a book a week. I don't think I set out to do it, but I did it, and it wasn't hard. These were real books, no padding with genre novels or collections of newspaper columns. The next year, I set out to do it, and I read fewer than twenty-five books.
I got rid of a lot of books when I moved from a house to an apartment. I kept a few. I'm trying to avoid buying more, but sometimes I do. Mostly I rely on public libraries, and to a lesser extent, my university library.
Here are five books that you might enjoy reading. I did.
Shoutouts to: A.S. Byatt, Hilary Mantel, Jennifer Egan, Ruth Ozeki, Rachel Kushner.