7 Literary Adventures for Every Day of the Week
It can be easy to get stuck in a reading rut, so here’s a fun and untraditional angle to inspire your reading: a fantastic book for every day of the week.
1A Month of Sundays
In this update of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Tom Marshfield is banished from his Midwest parish in the wake of a sex scandal. He keeps a journal of all his thoughts and desires, and at the center of it all is his growing infatuation with a woman named Ms. Prynne.
3Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
This moving, heartbreaking, and powerful book follows Mitch Albom and his longtime relationship with his college professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz. Knowing that Morrie was dying, their meetings turned into one final “class,” a lesson on how to live.
5The Man Who Was Thursday
Gabriel Syme is a poet and policeman who infiltrates a den of anarchists, but as he becomes more enmeshed in his mission, he realizes that he’s not the only one in disguise. Set against the gothic backdrop of Edwardian London, this detective story and metaphysical thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
What makes Saturday night so special? New Yorker writer Susan Orlean investigated by spending the evening with different people across the country. This collection samples the nightlife of Los Angeles hipsters, Boston coeds, and small-town Indiana cruisers. It’s an entertaining and enlightening portrait of the night memories are made of.