One of the things I anticipate most about summer, besides the start of Summer Fridays at work where we get out at 1, is making a Summer Reading List. I usually try to come up with a list of books I’ve been meaning to read for a long time, and make it a goal to read them over the summer.
Last year I learned my lesson about making too long of a list. I don’t like to stick to lists very well, so the list should be short enough to allow plenty of spontaneous reads over the summer.
This year I decided to go with a list of 7 books, half of what last year’s goal was. Last year I read only 6 books from that list, so even going with 7 might be too much. However, I think I picked books I’ll actually read this summer. We’ll see how this goes:
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Emma by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
Night by Elie Wiesel
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Some of these books will also help me with my 2008 reading goals (The Austens and the Vonnegut). I have until the end of Labor Day weekend in September, which is September 1st.
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