Today’s Sunday Salon post will be short and sweet. Its topic is something that’s been bothering me just a little bit each time I update my Books page. Here’s the problem.
A B C D E F G H _ J K L M N O P _ R S T _ _ W _ _ Z
That’s what my Books page looks like. Nowhere on Erin Reads are there reviews of books whose authors’ last names start with I, Q, U, V, X, or Y! Perhaps it’s shallow of me to care, but I do. Somehow, gaps in the alphabet suggest gaps in my reading, illogical as that may be.
It’s not a top priority for me to fill in those gaps. I don’t plan to drop everything and read books over the next month that will cover those missing letters. But I would, eventually, like to remedy the situation.
For I, I already have Kazuo Ishiguro on my list. In fact, I have three titles of his on my shelf: The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, and, most recently, Never Let Me Go. (With which should I start?) The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar will cover U; I have Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese, which takes care of V.
As for Q, X, and Y, I don’t seem to have anything on my TBR list that fits. My question for you: what books have you really enjoyed that you’d recommend to fill in these holes? Do you have additional recommendations for I, U, or V? And does having gaps like these bother you, or do you not even notice?
Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!