In my post last week I quoted Mario Vargas Llosa and made a clarion call to all writers. This week, I am maintaining Llosa as my source of inspiration and calling on all readers.
In his amazing book Letters to a Young Novelist Llosa writes:
“Read constantly, because it is impossible to acquire a rich, full sense of language without reading plenty of good literature.”
A few years ago I made a decision to be an eclectic reader. I chose to read as widely as possible. This is both from a geographical and subject matter perspective. It still delightfully amazes me that there’s such beautiful literature out there.
Here are some of my favorite books (1 per continent)
Havoc of Choice (Wanjiru Koinange , Africa); The Zahir (Paulo Coelho, South America); My Life, My Love, My Legacy (North America, Coretta Scott King); 13 Steps to Bloody Goodluck (Ashwin Sanghi, Asia); The Prince (Nicolo Machiavelli, Europe).
What are you currently reading? Does your reading list have diversity on a geographical and subject matter perspective?