Question of the Day

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Earlier this week, Sean Lovelace at HTMLGIANT asked about the last time you read a book you didn’t really want to read, and while I was coming up with my answer, it occurred to me that I haven’t finished anything I didn’t enjoy since I was in grad school. Since then, I’ve had a lot more time to discover books on my own.

So my question to you is: what’s the last book that you found on your own, without any prodding from a friend or book review or anything along those lines, that you loved? Leave your answers in the comments.


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →