So, book number one is Othello, by Shakespeare.
Why: Having missed a couple of the standard Shakespeare plays in high school due to wacky liberal English teachers, I am trying to remedy the problem. Also, Colby and I got the GAME Othello for Christmas and so I've been thinking about the play all the time.
Verdict: Too sad. Partway through, I realized I knew where it was headed and didn't want to finish. But I had to finish. An interesting commentary on gullibility, misguided faith, trust in marriage, forgiveness, anger. Reminded me of Tartuffe - warning against misplaced zeal. Tragic, but worth reading.