“I don’t worry about the survival of the novel. We are a story telling species”
Read this. Read it now! It’s Obama on love of the written word, how writing helped him define himself and how we explore other’s experiences.
Here is a list of the books and authors mentioned in the above and it’s companion piece. I know I’m adding the books I haven’t read and a sampling of the below authors to my TBR.
Cixin, Liu: The Three Body Problem
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Flynn, Gillian: Gone Girl
Groff, Lauren: Fates and Furies
Hemingway, Ernest: A Movable Feast
Kanheman, Daniel: Thinking Fast and Slow
King, Martin Luther Jr.
Kingston, Maxine Hong: The Woman Warrior
Kolbert, Elizabeth: The Sixth Extinction
Lessing, Doris: The Golden Notebook
Mailer, Norman: The Naked and the Dead
Robinson, Marilyn: Gilead
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Morrison, Toni: Song of Solomon
Naipal, V.S.: A Bend in the River
Niebuhr, Richard H.
Sartre, John Paul
Whitehead, Colson: The Underground Railroad