I’ve been on a reading kick lately, and frankly, after finishing A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, nothing is going to compare to the emotional intensity of that book. Fortunately, I came across this list of books that contains titles that offer something different. I expect to be intellectually challenged, but in these titles, at least I won’t be looking for the emotional intensity and character development of A Little Life. I do not remember the last time I became so emotionally invested in fictional characters. In fact, it will be nice to read something other than fiction for a change.
What drew me to this article is the author’s list of what he considers to be the top 10 braingasm books. He defines these books as books that can fundamentally change lives. If the one book I’ve read (Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers) included on the list is any indication, all of the books deserve to be read at least once. In fact, the way the list is structured, it offers additional titles for anyone willing to do a little research. As for Malcolm Gladwell’s books, I can recommend them all. In fact, I might just reread Outliers. Above all, I love coming across lists like this. I will never be able to read (or reread) all of the books I love or are highly recommended, much less books that just sound interesting. I will never understand why people do not like to read. I am convinced that he or she simply hasn’t found the right title yet.