Check out my list of books from 2023!
Below you will find an ever-growing list of books, stories, and miscellany that I’ve read in 2024. But before we begin, please note why reading is such an important and valuable endeavor, as described by these famous personages:
Think before you speak. Read before you think.—Fran Lebowitz
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.—Descartes
A good book is an event in my life.—Stendhal
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.—Louis L’Amour
What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright.—Gustave Flaubert
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms, first published in 1929, is a seminal work set during World War I, renowned for its powerful depiction of war, love, and tragedy. The story follows the experiences of Frederic Henry, an American serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army, who falls in love with Catherine Barkley, a British nurse. Their passionate and tumultuous relationship unfolds against the backdrop of the war, reflecting themes of disillusionment, the harsh realities of combat, and the fleeting nature of happiness.