This episode is a review of novels I’ve read recently that you might enjoy over the summer. I also discuss; why you should read classics, the trouble with falling asleep when you’re reading, remembering what you’ve read, thinking you’re insane, reading nihilist novels, and finding comfort in characters.

 

Books discussed

A Little Life - Hanya Yangaihara 

Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

Siddartha by Herman Hesse

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk 

Confederacy of Dunces by John O’Toole

A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut 

Faking Friends by Jane Fallon

Worst Idea Ever by Jane Fallon

Adults by Emma Jane Umbridge 

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Life For Sale by Yukio Mishima 

Animal Farm by George Orwell (on Audible)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

BONUS: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

 

Support

 

The best thing you can do is share the podcast with a friend, or sign up for my new weekly newsletter.

 

If you want to learn to understand your behavior or emotions with the help of a professional you can get 10% off your first month of therapy by heading to www.betterhelp.com/aneedtoread from there you’ll just need to run through a 5-minute questionnaire and you’ll be matched with a therapist within 48 hours.

 

You can get an additional 5 free travel packs and a year's supply of Vitamin D3 with your Athletic Greens subscription at www.athleticgreens.com/aneedtoread 

 

I am reachable here: www.aneedtoread.co.uk/contact 

 

 

Share | Download(Loading)