I was a voracious reader as a child. But then adulthood happened, and I still read...but never as much as I feel I ought to. But when I do read, I stick almost entirely to classics. Last year I slogged my way though Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Ugh. Really, that is one depressing book. Then I read something short and pleasurable, the title of which I can't recall. Then I moved on to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, on the recommendation of a young friend, who avows it to be his favorite book. I think I started it about June of last year. It traveled with me twice to California (hence, the damaged spine...and leather too...just makes me ill), and I finally finished it in this, my quiet month of January. I must confess that it is far from my favorite book. It does end well (spoiler alert), but you do have to wait until the very, very end. I think it will be a long time before I try out another Russian author.
I'm thinking of working through the works of various British authors this year...mostly poets. Any recommendations?
What are you currently reading?