I used to read a lot and often. Then all of a sudden I started reading little and seldom (even though I was supposed to be reading all day every day - that's what grad school is for, right?).
Anyway, I recently finished three books (all classics):
1. 1984 by George Orwell
This may be the only book I have ever read that does not contain one humorous sentence. Not one. Otherwise, a great book (albeit terrifying - but that was the intent).
2. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I liked Fitzgerald's first novel much better than "The Great Gatsby". He writes beautifully - what an amazing craftsman of prose. Just delightful!
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A charming story about a Spanish shepherd who travels to Egypt in search of treasures, this was an easy read - I finished it in several hours. Written as a tale, this story is full of words of wisdom and various lessons.
What are you reading?