Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Loving...Or Reading

On a rainy day like today, I'm dreaming of my hammock and my Kindle.  Last summer, I made a goal of reading five books and I ended up reading way more.  I don't think I'll be quite as lucky this summer.  In fact, five months will be pushing it.  Nevertheless, between Memorial Day and Labor Day my goal is to read these five books:

First up, a book that has literary content
Wow, that's a teeny weeny picture.  I'm too lazy to change it.  The book is The Trial by Franz Kafka.  I don't know much about it except that it doesn't have an ending.  Apparently none of Kafka's books were finished.  Since it's judicially inclined, I'll probably enjoy it.

Next up, my young adult novel for when I need something that I don't need to think to read

People rave about this book.  We will see.  There's only so many times The Hunger Games can be re-done.

Now for my nonfiction pick

A real uplifting tale, I'm sure.  I don't know if I'll actually get to this one.  I've always wanted to read it and think it would be extremely interesting, but probably really difficult to get through.  I don't know if my hammock can take it.

In more depressing news

Another tiny one.  Oh well.  No summer is complete without a WWII book.  I've heard this one is awesome and that you can't put it down.  But probably also a downer.  That's what booze is for kids.

Finally, a book that I really should have read a long time ago, but keep forgetting about

What is with the teeny tiny?  Franzen has some Minnesota connections and I've heard this book is pretty awesome.  I think Oprah loved it.  I also think this is the book that Franzen wouldn't go on Oprah for.  I think that she begged him or something and he was like hell no, I don't want my book to be an Oprah book club pick.  Hysterical.  Okay, now I have to read it.

Any other suggestions? 

1 comment:

Grace said...

What did you think of River of Doubt?