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Infinite Joe

I like challenging books that make you think, and leave you happy that you did. Typically, I find character driven literary fiction the most satisfying, although I in no way think of myself as a serious literary critic.

Currently reading

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Progress: 282/333 pages

Election

Election - Tom Perrotta If you're thinking of reading Tom Perotta, but want to start out with something on the short side (200 pages) in order to get a taste of his writing, Election would be a suitable primer. This book exhibits the effortless way that Tom vividly builds real characters, ones that you become concerned about and want to follow, even given their vices and imperfections. The way he leads you up to and leaves you with the book's ending is similar to his other works, and is a big part of why I enjoy his writing. If you like this book, The Leftovers would be a good second read, followed by what I feel to be his best work, Little Children.