I stayed up WAY too late last night to finish "The Paris Wife"...I was crying towards the end of it and it definitely not a great way to go to sleep. Oh and depressed. I felt terribly sad about it all. Now, I don't want to dissuade anyone out there from reading this book because I actually really loved the whole thing. It was so beautifully written and I can't remember the last time I read something where characters were so compelling that I felt actual emotional stress/pain over what happened to them in the course of the story. Maybe I am a bit of an odd duck, but a book that makes me tear up reading it on the Metro gets a big thumbs up from me.
But here I am again....bookless and looking for reading suggestions. Reading "The Paris Wife" actually made me realize how very little Hemingway I have read in my life. Which is kind of unusual for a bookworm English Major like myself. And I kept thinking about that...and realized that there are actually quite a lot of classics from the canon of literature that I don't think I have ever read. As in, I may be the only person on the face of the planet who has an English degree but has never read any Jane Austen. Shame on me.
So what were some of your favorites that you remember from High School or College? Something that I should truly be ashamed with myself for not having read yet in my life? Was there some book that really made a differnece in your life or a huge impression on you?
Please hurry, people. I can't waste too much time going bookless...lest I fall back down the rabbithole into Us Weekly and People magazine.