This essay was written by Brandon Monk.
Today’s my 32nd Birthday. I feel obligated to make a birthday list post. My philosophy is not to persuade people to read specific works as long as they are reading. So, this is not a prescriptive list. Maybe something will interest you. If so, great. If not, continue to read at “whim.” Meaning, read whatever the hell you feel like at the time. You’re in control of your reading future.
Some are old and some are new, but here’s the list without further ado (thanks Grammar Girl for the tip on ado v. adieu). Please note that these books are linked via the referral system through Amazon.com which means this site will be given, literally, pennies, if you purchase using these links.
Top 32 Books I’ve read since turning 30 in no particular order because that would be way too hard:
Despite the fact that my birthday is on Friday the 13th I have never read much horror writing. I did particularly like one book that might be loosely classified as horror, Hikikomori by Lawrence Pearce. Consider this your bonus recommendation because my birthday falls on Friday the 13th.
Do you have a favorite this year or last?
Photo by Paul Jarvis.