Welcome to We Need to Talk About Books – a personal blog of Jason Fernandes.
Here I share my thoughts as I work my way through my home library of almost 1,000 books.
The ever-expanding menu bar betrays the sort of reading I like to do – Classic, Modern Classic and Contemporary Literature (all somewhat arbitrarily defined!); Popular Fiction, Science, History & Biography, Philosophy and Religion. I also enjoy reading Book Series‘; often reading entire series back-to-back. I’m also keen to experience Prize Winning novels and writers – Booker, Pulitzer, Women’s, Nobel, etc. I also sometimes pick out certain authors whose work I want to read my way through – Thomas Hardy, Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton Mistry.
I tend to like literary fiction from classics to contemporary. My favourite book is Catch-22. Other favourites include Jane Eyre, Crime and Punishment, The Odyssey, The Bell Jar, Nineteen Eighty Four, All Quiet on the Western Front, Lord of the Flies, His Dark Materials, Norwegian Wood and, of course, We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Some non-fiction favourites include The Ancestor’s Tale, Fermat’s Last Theorem, Big Bang, Natasha’s Dance and Over the Edge of the World.
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