This is my current reading list. I like to keep myself off balance by reading multiple books at once. I set a goal to read a set amount of pages and read all of them equally. You’ll notice the translations I chose are the oldest translations. I find the older translations to be more poetic. I’m unsure how to describe it, but the words flow poetically. The prose is less modernist. I have to wonder what makes everyone else’s reading list? Does anyone else break the traditional method of reading one book at a time? What genre does everyone else prefer?
I love everything on my current reading list but for anyone that likes the strange I suggest Kafka. Kafka has an unusual style that lets us enter a dream-like world. His style is the kind that blurs the line of reality. In his stories, it is never clear where reality ends and where fiction begins. Everything feels like a dream. He’s certainly interesting for anyone that gives him a chance.Kafka through various reading has slowly become my favorite author of all time. I would recommend Metamorphosis for newcomers since it is free on Gutenberg.org. My favorite stories personally are Description of a Struggle and Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor. Both are included in his complete stories collection.