May 1, 2012

Reading is Fashionable

Today we are going to get a little off topic... because it's summer and I am excited!

As an English Lit. major I am required to do a lot of reading--a lot. Majority of the time, I enjoy the books we are assigned, but there is always that itch to read something that won't require a paper when finished. So today I'm going to share my summer reading list. The goal is 1 book a week in which I alternate between a book just for fun and a book that is more... English Lit major-y.

The book I'm reading this week is The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. The husband bought it for me for Christmas and I refused to watch either of the movies until I read it. This is only day 2, but I am already a huge fan. Surely the other two books in the series will be on the list.

Next week I'll be starting F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise

I'm a sucker for a good young adult book, Once: Before Midnight; Golden; Wild Orchid

I was supposed to finish this book this semester but got a little behind: Invisible Man

I've heard that these books are 1) addicting and 2) easy to read so I'm going to get The Hunger Games trilogy in, in one week.

I own it and never read it, this is the summer! Beowulf 

Again, I love some girly teen books. Have you read The Daughters series by Joanna Philbin? I think I'm on the third or fourth book. They only take about a day or two so maybe I'll fit in another book this week.

Alright that's my list for now... please feel free to leave me some suggestions in the comments! I obviously need to add a few (or a dozen) more to the list!


  1. Good books! I'm on the third Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book (the girl who kicked the hornet's nest) and it's soo good! If you love the first you'll fly by the second (even better). You'll enjoy the Hunger games too. I've been wanting to read This Side of Paradise for a while, let me know how you like it.


  2. Hi! just stumbled onto your blog :)

    I just read the Hunger Games a week or two ago... and I finished the triology in 3 days. It was soo fascinating - you'll love it!

    I'm gonna bookmark this page and maybe steal some of your reading list ;)