I keep seeing this list of 22 books that people pretend to have read pop up all over the place, and I have to say that as such lists go it’s a highly likely one. Having been an English major
, I’ve actually read more of them than seems average in my normal circles. The real takeaway, though, is that you can listen to me about reading Catch-22 now that Buzzfeed says it will make you look smart. I still believe that it is, hands down, the finest novel ever written in the English language.