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May 11, 2008 - Amanda Alexander
I have been majorly neglecting this blog for a long time now, and I know I need to make up for that, but I have been so busy studying that I haven't gotten a chance to read many good books. But I've got a great list in the works, and I hope you do too. Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all of the reading you neglected during the year. I have a stack of books almost as tall as I am waiting to be read, and I look forward to devouring it and savouring each tasty morsel.
I am one of those people who buys books and then starts to read one and then buys more books while still reading the first book, and then by the time I move onto the 2nd book I've got 30 books I need to read.
The top 5 list of books I absolutely need to finally read this summer is as follows:
Middlemarch by George Eliot. I have been planning to read this for years and never gotten around to it, but I bought it, which is a step.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I have heard nothing but great things about this book, but the thing that clinched it for me was last week when I went to see Thursday, a band I adore, and the lead singer Geoff Rickley was telling everyone in the crowd how he had just finished the book and found it so beautiful and inspiring. I finally went out and bought the book and added it to my pile.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I have now read two of his books and been blow away by both. Once I find an author I like, I have to track down all of the books by said author and read them as quickly as possible. So I plan to do that.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This is my favorite book and I need to reread it, because I miss it.
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. I rushed to the bookstore and bought this book the day it came out, because I loved her last two books. And of course I have yet to read it. I am a bad fan.
Drop me an email of your own summer reading list, and maybe I will add them to mine!
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