A year-long experiment chronicling my attempt to write and polish a 80-100,000 word literary fiction manuscript; the books I read; why I love writing.
As told by a soon-to-be high school senior trying to pursue her passions without being slaughtered by her schoolwork.
Monday, June 6, 2011
[The Books I Read]
With summer drawing near, I’m composing a list of all the books I want to read over the summer. Some of them are required reading, and some of them are books that I started but didn’t have time to finish over the summer. All of them are great books, and I hope to post reviews of at least some of them when I finish them.
Books I’m Reading Right Now:
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
On Writing by Stephen King
Books I’m Planning on Reading:
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Things they Carried by Tim O’Brien
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Possession by A.S. Bryatt
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Girl with the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
That’s just the list I have running right now, and summer hasn’t even started yet. None of the books (except forBird by Bird and On Writing) that I’m reading for my GG research are included — that’s a whole other bookshelf in my room.
Right now, the list is seventeen books long. I have two and a half months to read all of them, plus some more. Ten weeks, seventeen books, most of which are pretty long.
Can’t wait for summer to get started.
If any of you have any more suggestions for me, tell me!