I have long waited for this post. I have great reading plans for the summer, basically to keep myself busy and therefore, sane. But time will tell if I do any of the readings here, because it’s a pretty ambitious and heavy list 🙂
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1. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.- I cannot call myself a feminist without having read this masterpiece. Also, after some talking I realized that my own ideas pretty much follow de Beauvoir’s without me knowing it.
2. The Murder of Roger Acrkoyd by Agatha Christie.- I read somewhere that this story has the best and most unexpected ending ever. I got the e-book, so I will be using my e-reader with whom I have a love-hate relationship.
3. East of Eden by John Steinbeck.- In Confessions of a Sociopath, the author described Cathy as a psychopath. I have no idea what the book is about, but I can’t wait to get to know one of America’s most well-known and loved novels.
4. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.- Everyone I trust loves Wolitzer, so it is about time that I give her a try.
5. The Magus by John Fowles.- This was a compulsory reading for my Modern English Literature course and I didn’t finish it, although I did a lot of reasearch to cover up for not having read it. Back then I thought I didn’t have the time, so what will happen now that I have it?
6. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.- I loved The Cuckoo’s Calling and I’ve been promised a review copy by the publishers.
7. My Baby Shot me Down (anthology).- Last week I was sent an email by the publisher offering me this anthology containing prose and verse by ten new women authors. I can’t wait to discover new talent!
8. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.- Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters, recommended this to me and my wonderful boyfriend bought it for me. The problem? It is so inspiring I just wished to write and write and during the academic year I found this impossible. This summer I do hope to do some creative writing.
9. Something by Margaret Atwood.- Because she’s so amazing and inspiring. I am afraid of running out of Margaret Atwood titles to read, but it’s been more than two years since I read one of her novels.
10. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.- Another American classic, this time written by a woman and with a female main character. I know almost nothing about the story, but since I love the South so much, I know I need to read this as soon as possible. Also, I got the 75th anniversary edition and it’s wonderful.