RM doesn’t sit still long enough to read very many novels and when he settles in for recreational reading (car and airplane rides), it’s usually nonfiction or a manual. We bought him the new book by David McCullough, The Wright Brothers, for Father’s Day. I recently took an informal poll of my male family members and friends and came up with a list of their favorite all time novels to share with you. Believe me, getting these guys to suggest favorite novels or “literature” was like pulling teeth. Here goes a list of their favorites in no particular order:
- Robinson Crusoe
- Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Count of Monte Cristo
- The Last of the Mohicans
- Slaughterhouse Five
- The Call of the Wild
- Lonesome Dove
- Master and Commander
- Treasure Island
- Mary (Mashenka in Russian)
If you are not familiar with #12, please check it out as it sounds like a top read for lovers of literature. Mashenka is written by Vladimir Nabokov, one of his earliest, set in Berlin in the 1920’s and accordingly to the reviewer, a “perfectly bittersweet story.” I can’t resist reading it just to go down memory lane again about our recent trip to Germany.
Mashenka/Mary is only $4 on Amazon.com -see link above.
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Hope you find time for a good summer read.