Even though I’m crazy busy with school this semester, I’m still determined to have and finish my summer reading list. The books that I’ve picked out are ones that I’ve never read before (maybe bits and pieces but not the whole dang thing). Most of them have been recommended to me which means they must be good. Here are the ten books that I’m planning on knocking out:
1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
I heard about this book in high school and I’ve wanted to read it ever since. Someone told me that it was one of those life-altering books that everyone should read so I’m gonna give it a chance.
2. Mere Christianity by Charles Dickens
This was recommended to me several years ago by a church leader (go figure). I have a deep love for Charles’ books and have high expectations of this book. Hopefully it’ll meet those “great expectations.”
3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Unabridged)
I can’t count how many times that I’ve started this book and have never finished it because something always stops me (dates, work homework, too busy, ect.). But this summer I’m determined to finish this book no matter what!
4. How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster
This is another book that was recommended to me by my AP English teacher, Mrs. J. She did warn us of some of the sketchy parts of this book so I probably will be skipping parts of it but I am excited to read it.
5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
It’s a classic and almost everyone I know has read it . . . except me. So, it’s time to finally catch up with ya’ll.
6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
I LOVE Zora Neale Hurston! I love the African-American folklore she collected (It’s my all time favorite genre) and I love that wrote incredible stories. I’m so excited to read this!
7. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Another classic that I have not yet read. I love Jane Austen almost as much as I love sleep. I’m madly in love with this movie so that just means that the book is going to be 10xs better, right?!
8. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
9. Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson
These two books were recommend to me by another English teacher, Ms. B. by sophomore year of high school. At the time, “Stones Into Schools” wasn’t out (if I’m remembering correctly) but she said that “Three Cups of Tea” was a book that every person should read especially with the war that is going on.
10. The Fault in Our Stars
Everyone and their dog is ranting and raving about how great this book is! I’m a total sucker when it comes to chick-flick books! Yes, I’m one of those girls. I love the tear jerkers and how cute the romance is. It gives me hope for my own romance. Since this has recieved so many great reviews let’s see if there are any faults in the reviews!
So, that’s my summer reading list, folks! Hopefully, I’ll get through every book and if not, I will read all of them at some point this year. But do tell me, what’s on your summer reading list?!