One of my favorite books is Goodnight Moon. My love of books began with it. Read to me by my mom almost every night, I am pretty sure I can recite it all from memory. Racing to be the first to point to the hidden mouse on each page, my earliest memories associated fun and happiness with reading.
As I got older my appetite for stories was never satiated. Roald Dahl showed me that imagination has no limits, Dickens and I fought through fifth grade, Tolstoy taught me it is okay to not finish every book you try (War and Peace anyone?) and J.K. Rowling showed me some series will never lose their magic.
My book consumption slowed like any metabolism leaving their teenage years and entering college. But instead of gaining beer weight I just lost a piece of happiness. Now that I am about to graduate I am in desperate need of some good reads and some good rereads. I made this illustration to keep me inspired and hold myself accountable. As I get more suggestions (comment below!) I will write them into each book outline and as I finish each book I will color that part in. At the end I will have a fully colored page.
Here are some that I have on my list currently:
- The Book Thief - "a story about the ability of books to feed the soul" - I get that.
- War and Turpentine - One of NY Times Best Books of 2016.
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - How have I not read this yet?
- 1984 - How have I not read THIS yet? Also, are we living in 1984?
- Slaughterhouse-Five (the NYT review from 1969) - ...and so it goes.
- Great Gatsby - A classic in desperate need of being reread.
- The Girls - 1969 and a Manson-esque cult.