Thursday, May 02, 2013
Most of you know I am a reading addict. At my job I'm known as the one always reading a book in the faculty lounge during break. I have more books than my bedroom shelves can accomodate, and last year I realized how many remain unread. That is something I've been working to remedy.
Last year I formed my own summer reading program to read as many of those unread books I own as possible. I managed 17 during the course of the summer, but a few were pretty hefty books. (I'm looking at you, War and Peace!)
The summer 2013 mission: read 30 books by Labor Day, starting now!
Here's how I'm gonna roll up my sleeves and git 'er done!
Books already read this summer:
1. Silence by Shusaku Endo
Books in-progress and/or books I abandoned partway through:
-A Dance with Dragons
-The Mayor of Casterbridge
Books I really want to read this summer:
-The Grapes of Wrath
-Crime and Punishment
-Brave New World
-Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
-Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
-20,000 Leagues under the Sea
-The Wind in the Willows
-Anne of Green Gables
-Greek Myths (a children's collection book)
-The Blue Fairy (a children's collection of fairy tales)
-The Jungle Book
-The Call of the Wild
Books I want to re-read:
-The Scarlet Letter
-To Kill A Mockingbird
-The English Patient
-A Farewell to Arms
-The Little Prince
-Making the Cut (Jillian Michaels)
-Master Your Metabolism (Jillian Michaels)
At the end of the summer I will award "Prot's Picks" in various categories, such as most engrossing read, best piece of writing, best depiction of setting, most surprising read, best children's book, and whatever else tickles my fancy. At the end of each month I will also keep you posted so we can track my progress as I aim for my 30 books. I understand I've laid out a lot more than I can probably accomplish this summer, but fortune favors the detemined!
Do you have any favorite books to recommend? What are your summer reading plans?