I mentioned earlier in the week putting together a summer genre fiction reading list for my brother-in-law. My wife and I did decide to limit it to books we could loan him, so after going through the shelves this is what we came up with:
- From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne
- Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
- Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
- Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
- Watchmen, Alan Moore
- Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (in case he’s already read one of the other five)
We could easily make a list three times that long, but we’re only talking about one summer. The goal were stories across a few different sub-genres and ones we thought he’d like. The point isn’t to torture him, rather to engage him and give him something other than video games to do for the next three months.