Settling in with a Good Long Book
Now's the time for these ambitious & rewarding reads!
Little, Big (1981); a profound modern fantasy that may very well be a cult book a hundred years from now.
The Golden Fleece (1944; also known as Hercules, My Shipmate); an historical novel with Graves's theories from The White Goddess folded in.
Resurrection (1899); a Dostoevskian alternative to his better known War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Tristram Shandy (1767); a sly, proto-Modernist novel that never really gets to the point -- which is precisely the point.
The Once and Future King (1958); the Arthurian story on which The Sword in the Stone and Camelot were based (but neither comes close to the depth of the book's characters).
Vanity Fair (1848); English social satire with Becky Sharp, the most memorable heroine in English lit (with all due respect to Jane Austen).