Finals are coming up in the next month and I’ve got to stop obsessing over them else I’ll go insane. I’m so looking forward to the summer, not only because my summer class won’t start until July (meaning I have at least a month free) but also because I’m going camping with my family for a few days in June. Going on vacation = very happy Anastasia!
I’m expecting to get a lot of reading done this summer simply because I’ll have a ton of free time (except in July, I guess). So, to keep me focused a bit more than I was in previous summers, I’ve come up with a reading list!
This summer I’m looking forward to reading:
- Ulysses by James Joyce. I’ve been meaning to finish this ever since I took that winter class on Joyce three years ago. *cough*
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. Again, meant to finish this ever since that class. I have a copy of this, too, so it’ll count as a Mount TBR book.
- Some other Virginia Woolf novel besides the ones I’ve read for class. I’m not sure what, yet. Suggestions?
- At least five books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list (I’m using this one), which I started out using for recommendations on classics/literary fiction and then somehow got sucked into trying to read all of them. (I’ve read about 12 already.)
- At least one big hardback I’ve been hoarding on the bottom shelves of my bookshelves. I tend to go for the paperbacks before the hardbacks, and these books have been sitting on my Mount TBR for YEARS. Since I don’t have to carry anything around this summer except for myself: I’ll read a hardback. Maybe The Stones of Summer, which is freakin’ huge.
- The South America handbook I bought last month. So I’ll have an idea of what the hell I’ll be doing once I get there next year.
Do you have a reading list for the summer? Do you tend to read different sorts of books during the summer than you do the rest of the year? I’m still in school, so during the semester I tend to read lighter books to ease my brain from all the learnin’ I’m doin’, but in the summer I want something slightly more difficult for some reason (along with chick lit, normally).