I was looking at flavorwire.com I cam across an article about books you shouldn’t read. Usually they provide books you should read. So what are the books you shouldn’t be reading in your 20s?
1. That Old Cape Magic
The author of this article took the moral of this book as anyone can fall out of love. She feels it may deter young people from wanting to date. Her advice is date a lot and wait to read this one.
I haven’t read this one. Looks like I might awhile to read it, if I decide I want to. What are your thoughts, have you read it?
2. Revolutionary Road
This book could make more frightened of commitment.
It is an older book. It looks like it may be about a young couple settling down and not everything working out. Have you read it?
3. The Catcher in the Rye
She says you won’t like and then forever be the cynic in the corner hating on Holden.
My understanding is you need to read this one when you are younger. And not wait for when your in twenties. It will hit home more for the younger generations.
4. On the Road
She feels it is the same thing with Catcher. When you are younger it is easier to believe the fantasies. As an adult you realize the impossibility and all the grown up things you have to do.
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin
You should read this book, but when you have to children. You will appreciate the story more.
She thinks this is a good book, but it might terrify you. She says its not for anyone who wants to feel safe about having a child in the next ten years.
7. The painted bird
No need to add more disturbing things to your 20s
8. Eat, Pray, Love
She says wait till your 30s for this one.
9. Atlas Shrugged
You may have liked this book as teenager before you realized Rand was serious about her philosophy.
10. Gossip Girl
She just felt like this wasn’t a good book or series.
11. 50 Shades of Grey
Nothing wrong with reading it at any age, but she says go read something better.
Must not have been a fan!
This books has 39 installments so you may never have time to finish it being so busy in your 20s.
13. The Sense of an Ending
It will hit home when your older because it talked about meditations of aging and memory works.
14. Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
No need to rush
15. Cat Marnell’s Forthcoming book
you don’t want to get any ideas
What are your thoughts? I have only read shades of grey, that is on this list. Do you think some books are better read around a certain age?