Lately, though, there have been a couple books I've thought about reading again. One is The Great Gatsby. I learned to read before I started kindergarten and had a mother who did not buy me books but also didn't monitor what I read. This meant that I grabbed books whenever I came across them and a lot of them were too advanced for me. Even though I read The Great Gatsby, I could not tell you what it was about because I didn't understand it when I was reading it around age 12. There are other books like this that I feel I should read again because they are considered classics and I am now mature enough to decipher them.
CURRENTLY READING: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. This book is more literary than I expected. I'm not a scholar, so my definition of "literary" is that the book tells you about what the characters are thinking rather than showcasing dialogue and action. For me, reading literary fiction is difficult because with every page I find myself wondering when the characters are going to do something. So far Goolrick has injected a bit of dialogue and movement just when I'm ready to throw the book down in disgust. I've got a cozy mystery on my bedside table that would be a much easier read, though, so it will take discipline for me to finish this book. I don't really have to because it isn't for a class or review or anything, but I get mad at myself when I give up on a book just because it is challenging.