Summer Reading List 2014

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A mix of the old and new!

Not sure if I’ll like all these books, especially the bottom 2; I received those 2 in a Twitter contest, so they didn’t get as much love and research put into them as the others, but hey I’m up for anything and every kind of book there is out there. That brings me back to 4th grade when I attempted to read “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, HAH. Yeah right 4th grade me. I remember looking at it thinking I’d be so smart if I read it and couldn’t even understand what the heck was going on. I’m no Matilda.

One thing’s kinda sad though…I have a lot of books that I haven’t read yet and are just gathering dust. I fell out of love with reading books. I’ll still read news articles and feature pieces on things, but I’ve kind of lost the spark with reading. It happens and I guess school had something to do with it. I’ll save that for another time; it’s still hard for me to process that I’d fall out of love with reading. It was the hobby that defined me and the hobby that almost destroyed me as well.

Anyways, here’s my attempt to fall back in love with reading! I might do a couple book reviews if ever and I’m hoping to finish all of these before the summer ends…now that I look at it, 6 books doesn’t seem all that ambitious, but then again…I’m a seriously slow reader unless it was the Harry Potter series…I remember gobbling up the 7th book in 7 hours, which is not impressive by normal standards, but for my standards that was quite the reading sprint.

Here’s the list of books I intend to tackle (and understand) by the end of summerIMG_0417

Top to Bottom:

The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden -Jonas Jonasson

Otherhood – Melanie Notkin

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food – Dan Barber

Well, here goes nothing! Not sure which one I’ll start with first, but I think I’ll get “The Casual Vacancy” out of the way. I think that’s the book I’ve had the longest in the pile and she’s the author I’m most familiar with. Typical lol.

Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions for more books I can get my hands on, let me know below!

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