Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews
Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews by John Carey
Publisher: Yale University Press
Genre: Essays & Collections
No. of Pages: 312
Date of US Publication: 15 November, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Thank you so much, Professor Carey, as now thanks to you, I’ve read about fascinating books,
some of which I’ve already borrowed from my local library.
After reviewing books each month for the London Sunday Times, over the past three decades, Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews is just that, and it’s wonderful.
This is a book to go back to, time and again, for reading inspiration.
I view lists like this, not as something to be disappointed by, since I’ve read only a minute number of the books here, but more as something to learn from, in that, hey, I’ve found a ton of books I’ve never heard of or considered before, read intelligent and thoughtful reviews of, and was able to add a lot of books to my TBR list.
Carey’s writing is honest, brutal, wonderfully caustic in places, and gives so much of the gist of many books, that often like with a film trailer, you’re getting the most salient and important bits. I enjoyed this one a lot.
eARC kindly provided by Yale University Press and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.