I’ve been thinking about the 12 books I want to read for the 3+2 Things and have come to the conclusion that I don’t read new things because I can’t make a decision. So maybe you have some recommendations?

I thought I’d try to split my list about 50/50 between holes in my classics and new stuff. Let’s see where we stand:

I have four for sure:

  • Brave New World
  • 1984
  • A Passage to India
  • Brideshead Revisited

What should the last two be? I’m thinking more along the lines of John Updike than Joseph Conrad. I’ve avoided dystopian stuff, but what about Vonnegut? Or The Handmaid’s Tale?

As for new stuff, I know I want to read

  • something by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • something by David Foster Wallace
  • and something by Jonathan Safran Foer

However, after those three I’m at a loss. Do I pick the National Book Award winners from the last few years (The Corrections)? Do I read what’s popular (The Hunger Games trilogy)? I’ll take any recommendations you have.

And I’d I’d better get to the library soon.