Ok, uhm... Hi /lit/!
I'm new to this board, and the reason I come to you is because I want to develop a good reading habit. My gf and I want to start this "book club" kind of thing, where we read the same book and we discuss it while we make weekly progress on it.
I would like your opinion and recommendations, we're both light readers, meaning we've read books before, but they're mostly your typical commercial books, you know Harry Potter, DaVinci Code, Memoirs of a Geisha, World War Z, you get the idea.
I did browse the wiki, but I don't know where to start, which is why I come to you in seek of help
If you are serious about this, start with this book. Btw you'll likely never read anything better.
I really don't get the rudeness, I am asking humbly and earnestly. and I don't know what does /his/ has to do with all this.
The reason I chose to make a post is because I preffer a more personal opinion
The sticky isn't a product of some alien race. The sticky has our opinions. Stop shitting up /lit/ with worthless threads.
When you have read a book you want to discuss, make a thread.
Naw anon, he is asking about books not phil, he can stay.
If anyone asking abstract shit that needs to be directed to /his/.
The thread is legal, but it's like the OP wants to be spoonfed and requires us to tell him what to read and when to do it.
the sticky has obscure books too that hardly anyone reads, it has links to lists of books.
this thread is worthless, we made the sticky to avoid threads like these, but yet everyday someone like you will make a dumb thread like this and whine about wanting "personal opinions". I don't understand why humanity is so stupid.
This. Steinbeck is a very good choice as a stepping stone into literature. Mice and Men is a fine choice. If you want something a bit more lighthearted, go for Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday or the Wayward Bus. If you aren't daunted by their size, try Grapes of Wrath or East of Eden. Grapes of Wrath is somewhat bleak and heavy in terms of themes, but is also immensely beautiful and an excellent work of literature. East of Eden is, in my opinion, his best work, and encapsulates his greatest qualities.
If you're going to go full meme and start with the Greeks, the Odyssey is an amazing and awesome work, and it is actually easily accessible. It is also a foundational and seminal piece of western cultural canon.
i'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet.
a lot of it is part of required reading in highschool, but i'm certain that there are some that you two did not read.
OP if you're still here you should know all the suggestions you've gotten so far are in bad faith. You've come to /lit/ at a very bad time, for one reason or another we've got a lot of /v/-tier angry underaged shitposters this week. Related to /his/ somehow I bet.
Anyway I'd start with something from here. >>7317614
That other stuff is really hard to appreciate if you're just getting into literature and it won't be enjoyable.