- by Larry McMurtry
- 17 Books Published the Decade You Were Born, a book you should have read in school, Audiobooks so good you'll want just 5 more minutes, Big fat books for your summer reading, Extra Long Audiobooks, Most Recommended Books in 200 Episodes of WSIRN Podcast, Pulitzer Prize winners, Quick Lit July 2016
This big, fat, Pulitzer-winning novel has been on my radar for years, so I chose it as one of my 2016 Reading Challenge picks to inspire myself to finally cross it off the list. It's not the kind of book I expected to love: the story revolves around a 3000 mile cattle drive from a dusty Texas border town to the unsettled lands of Montana in the 1880s. Yet I enjoyed it so much. I listened to the audio version of this one (all 36 hours of it—although thankfully at 1.5x speed it didn't take *quite* that long).