I mentioned in this post that I really want to get a lot of reading done this summer. I love to read, I have ever since I was little. Bookstores are some of my favorite places in the world. I could sit in a little mom-and-pop bookstore (or even a big chain like Borders) and just browse through all the different books for hours. I love looking at the different covers and reading little snippets of the stories. When I got an iPad last year I am pretty sure I logged about 100 hours reading book samples. Although I will contend that there is nothing better than fresh book that has never been opened (sorry technology).
Anyway I thought I would share some of the books I am planning on reading this summer:
From Top to Bottom:
- The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, Book 4) – I have been reading this series for about 2 years now. It is an epic fantasy series and it is really well done if you like that kind of thing. I am hoping to knock off at least Books 4 and 5 this summer.
- The Golden Compass – I am fully aware this is a children’s book, but I never read it when I was younger. I figured since I liked the movie I should check out the book. Books are always better than movies – don’t you think?
- East of the Sun – To be honest I am not entirely sure what this one is about. I got it on sale from Borders for around $2. Hopefully it is decent.
- a long way gone – I am almost done with this book. I started it last summer and then never finished. This is one of my bad habits. I always get so excited about new books that I forget to finish old ones.
- An Irish Country Village – I read the first book in this series the summer after my freshman year in college. It was a very relaxing read. I originally picked it up because the plot reminded me of the TV show Northern Exposure. It is about a city doctor who goes to live in the countryside of Ireland.
- A Primate’s Memoir – I actually heard about this book in one of my classes (Life of Primates). I love memoirs and primates so I figured what the heck?
- How to See Europe on 50¢ A Day – I have had this book for years. I got it in a small book store in New Hampshire. It is a memoir from the late 19th century and that’s about all I know.
- Genes in Conflict – Now this isn’t exactly beach reading and I am sure most of it will go way over my head. However I find genes and genetics to be fascinating so I figured I would flip through it.
P.S. Did anyone else watch Reading Rainbow when they were a kid? I don’t remember much about because I think I watched it around ages 4-8, but I remember loving it. Also I looked it up and according to wikipedia the show just ended in August of 2009! I totally thought it ended sometime in the late 90s.
P.P.S. Sorry for the epic length of this post and the insane amount of links!