In this lesson, we discuss how to create a reading list and set up important reading habits.
- The Bucket Book List–A detailed list of the next 42 books you should read, along with tips on what to look for as you read
- “The Big Two-Hearted River” by Ernest Hemingway–One of Hemingway’s early pieces, featuring his recurring protagonist Nick Adams, this is the story we’ll be using through this course to practice the Read Like a Grown Up method.
To dig deeper into the topics discussed in the video, check out these books:
- The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs–Jacobs explains why reading for whimsy is so important. This book contains many insightful and irreverent mini-essays about books, reading, and the quirks of the reading life.
- How to Read a Book, Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren–This is the classic book about reading the classics of Western civilization. The authors present their method of reading along with specific advice for each genre. The appendices contain Adler’s complete list of the great books. This book is very helpful, but applying Adler’s complete method requires a lot of time, work, and patience.
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