I finished Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler last week.
So now, after starting with a list of 100 books of which I had read at least part of eight books, I’ve now read thirteen of the list.
Saint Maybe is a good read. Tyler’s apparently a prolific author, and she won a Pulitzer, in addition to being a finalist for several other works. Quite a few of her books have been adapted for the screen, as well, according to the Wikipedia biography. The fact that she’s prolific is a good thing: More compelling books for me to read!
I have been pleasantly surprised by what I’ve found in these five books collectively — well, in the first eight I’d read, too. I had kind of expected it would be a hard list to read from, like most such lists of should reads. However, I haven’t found them hard to read or deep to wade through. The selections I’ve read so far have been thoroughly enjoyable and fun. This may have something to do with the fact that my selections thus far have intentionally been mainly fiction — I was trying to set myself up for success, if you will. Now, though, my progress may be slowed by my desire to read more of each of the authors I’ve discovered through this list: Anne Tyler, Anne Lamott and Patrick O’Brian.