Titles worth a 2nd or 22nd read

Kevin Smokler, author of “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School,” joined The Daily Circuit to discuss his year spent rereading old classics. Here are the books mentioned during the show.

“Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

“Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie

“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens

“The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair

“The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck

“O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather

“The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck

“Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck

“The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez

“Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

“My Antonia” by Willa Cather

“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

“Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • AndyBriebart

    Geez, no 1984, no Animal Farm? I guess the reality of what is happening these days would scare people reading those books.

    • Jack

      I agree – those are books that are especially timely.