Do you keep a book journal? If so, you know what you’ve read on May 28 each year for the last decade (2010-now).
It is a very odd list: I’ve included links to posts at my old blog, Mirabile Dictu, where relevant.
MAY 28, 2010: The Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante (my favorite book by Ferrante)
MAY 28, 2011: The Needle’s Eye, by Margaret Drabble
MAY 28, 2012: Doctors and Women, by Susan Cheever
MAY 28, 2013: Ursule Mirouet, by Balzac
MAY 28, 2014: Off Course, by Michele Hunevan
MAY 28, 2015: The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
MAY 28, 2016: Uncle Silas, by Sheridan le Fanu
MAY 28, 2017: Golden Days, by Carolyn See
MAY 28, 2018: Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
MAY 28, 2019: Franny and Zooey, by J. D. Salinger
Does this list have meaning? Well, it’s a random date, and I’m disappointed by the results. If I’d included 2009, the title would have been Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which would have added flair. But these are good titles, all thoroughly enjoyable, more or less classics, with the exception of Susan Cheever’s clever novel, which is long forgotten and out-of-print ( hence not a classic) but worth reading if you can find a copy.