July 1, 2009

More Books to Add to Your Reading List

As if you don't have enough summer reading to do, Newsweek has published a new reading list. Instead of the traditional "summer reading" list, the magazine features "What to Read Now. And Why." These are not necessarily recently published books, but they do relate in some way to the current world issues.

From the article:
The fact is, no one needs another best-of list telling you how great The Great Gatsby is. What we do need, in a world with precious little time to read (and think), is to know which books — new or old, fiction or nonfiction — open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways.

1 comment:

Camille Colatosti said...

Thank you for sharing this terrific list. Newsweek has reminded us that great literature has a timeless quality and also has a lasting relevance.