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Books You Should Read If You Want To

  • You should read the book that you hear two booksellers arguing about at the registers while you’re browsing in a bookstore.

 

  • You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re laughing.

 

  • You should read the book that you see someone on the train reading and trying to hide that they’re crying.

 

  • You should read the book that you find left behind in the airplane seat pocket, on a park bench, on the bus, at a restaurant, or in a hotel room.

 

  • You should read the book that you see someone reading for hours in a coffee shop — there when you got there and still there when you left — that made you envious because you were working instead of absorbed in a book.

 

  • You should read the book you find in your grandparents’ house that’s inscribed “To Ray, all my love, Christmas 1949.”

 

  • You should read the book that you didn’t read when it was assigned in your high school English class. You’d probably like it better now anyway.
  • You should read the book whose author happened to mention on Charlie Rose that their favorite band is your favorite band.

 

  • You should read the book that your favorite band references in their lyrics.

 

  • You should read the book that your history professor mentions and then says, “which, by the way, is a great book,” offhandedly.

 

  • You should read the book that you loved in high school. Read it again.

 

  • You should read the book that you find on the library’s free cart whose cover makes you laugh.

 

  • You should read the book whose main character has your first name.

 

  • You should read the book whose author gets into funny Twitter exchanges with Colson Whitehead.

 

  • You should read the book about your hometown’s history that was published by someone who grew up there.

 

  • You should read the book your parents give you for your high school graduation.

 

  • You should read the book you’ve started a few times and keep meaning to finish once and for all.

 

  • You should read books with characters you don’t like.

 

  • You should read books about countries you’re about to visit.

 

  • You should read books about historical events you don’t know anything about.

 

  • You should read books about things you already know a little about.

 

  • You should read books you can’t stop hearing about and books you’ve never heard of.

 

  • You should read books mentioned in other books.

 

  • You should read prize-winners, bestsellers, beach reads, book club picks, and classics, when you want to.

 

  • You should just keep reading.

By JANET POTTER

Reblogged from May's Books