Some Heavy Reading
May 17, 2011
Every summer, people flock to the library looking for light and easy, free and breezy books to take to the beach.
Those people are wimps!*
Summer is not a time to sit idly by and read some flimsy little paperback. No! Summer is meant for reaching out, taking life by the throat, and doing things you’ve never done before! In short, summer is the perfect time to read what I affectionately call the Fatties. Those big ol’ books that look good on the shelf, but are too heavy to carry around in a fannypack. Those monstrous tomes that were written years ago, but whose page count is higher than Steve Jobs’ IQ. You know, the Fatties.
If you’re looking for something that will exercise your biceps at the same time it exercises your mind, try one of these big fat books. You’ll be glad you did.
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Bone by Jeff Smith
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Under the Dome by Stephen King
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
Lee's Summit Branch
*Okay, not really. But whatever.