I’m a big fan of the publishing house McSweeney’s, and love The Believer. There’s really no magazine out there quite like it. A regular feature of the pub is “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” — musings by author Nick Hornby on just that, what he’s been reading.
While I hadn’t previously had the chance to dig deep into his columns, I was compelled to find a decade worth of them in one collection dubbed “Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books.”
Hornby’s flat-out hilarious in his writing, and I loved every page of this. For each column you’ll find a list of his most recent book purchases and then a list of what he’s actually read in the previous month. And his choices run wide, covering fiction and nonfiction alike.
It was a refreshing treat to devour this one. It’s also interesting to see how one relates to what one reads or hears or sees. My recommendation is, if you have any kind of passion for reading books on a regular basis, pick up a copy and give it a look.