Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Reading

Lovely blog readers of mine,

How does your summer reading come along? I, as y'all know, am simply obsessed with reading. I have a love affair with reading. I can't remember not being able to read, and I can't remember a time in which I didn't adore reading. When confronted with an excess of free time, I prefer to plop down with a stack of books and make my way through them.

Some would think that college would make me read more - sadly, it makes me read less. See, I spend so much time on homework and reading for school that I have no time for reading for me. It's quite unfortunate. Now that I'm home and homework-free, I'm simply going overboard. I am, in fact, having to restrict myself to one book per day, as reading more than one book per day makes me mix up the stories in my head. Also, a lot of the time spent not reading is spent figuring out which books I want to read, or organizing my shelves on goodreads (a nifty little book reviewing website). I think I have a problem.

So far I have read:
The Gargoyle ~ Andrew Davidson
Le Petit Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Wide Sargasso Sea ~ Jean Rhys
A Farewell to Arms ~ Earnest Hemingway
Into Thin Air ~ Jon Krakauer
Lord Sunday ~ Garth Nix
White Tiger ~ Aravind Adiga

My reading list at the moment is:
The Red Tent ~ Anita Diamont
The Invention of Hugo Cabret ~ Brian Selznick
Mao: The Unknown Story ~ Jung Chang
The Narnian ~ Alan Jacobs

I want to get all of these read by the end of the week, when we go to Colorado. My list for Colorado reading is:
War and Peace ~ Leo Tolstoy (my big book for the summer! :) )
Earthly Powers ~ Anthony Burgess
The Last Queen ~ C. W. Gortner
One Hundred Years of Solitude ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez (I can't believe I haven't read this yet.)
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Todd ~ Jim Fergus
Hooray! :) Sorry if this was an infinitely boring post, but it's what's on my mind. Nail polish will resume shortly. ;)

Have y'all read any of these books? What did you think? What you reading this summer?


  1. I read Into Thin Air about 2 summers ago and I thought it was pretty good. That's the only one on this list I've heard of (except for Tolstoy, haven't gotten the courage to read that one yet!). I have a reading problem as well, right now I have about 45 books waiting to be read before I go back to school and don't have any free time.

  2. nailpolishcutie - Gah, I hate that! I've recently started working, and it has cut my reading time down dramatically... but I am almost done with War & Peace finally! Goodness it's a long book...