Posts Tagged “books to read by 40”

Review: Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2016

Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald This is the third novel plucked from my my #40booksby40 list. Fitzgerald’s been on my should-read list for ages. A Booker Prize-winner (beating Naipaul, Keneally) whose first book was published when she was 58, recently biographed by (…)

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Review: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2016

Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children’s Crusade – A Duty-dance with Death, Kurt Vonnegut Second up on my my #40booksby40 list. Friends had told me I’d love it — this classic, post-war, anti-war, semi-autobiographical, absurdist novel — that it’s a quick, (…)

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40 novels I aim to read by the time I’m 40

by Stephen Tall on September 12, 2016

Embed from Getty Images In six months’ time I turn 40. This isn’t a total shock – the previous 39 birthdays have prepared me pretty well for the eventuality – but it is an unignorable milestone. I don’t have a (…)

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