Summer reading

My lack of posting can be blamed on several things.

1. It is summer. It is warm outside and I like to bask in that.

2. Family events…wedding, graduation, gatherings, etc.

3. Working full time.

4. BOOKS!

This last reason is key, mainly because for the last few years I have only read what I was assigned. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read some amazing stuff throughout university…but now I have the time to sit and read at my leisure for hours. Oh, and I don’t have to feel guilty about not writing that essay.

So, now I give you my summer reading list!

Currently I am making my way through the  Game of Thrones series. I always love to read the book first, leaving the tv show/movie for later, as I enjoy comparing and contrasting.  And although I’m not usually one for this genre, I have been turned. It’s amazing. The books are long, I’m talking 800 plus pages, but it’s just so good that it seems to go by a lot faster.

Another book I’ve been waiting to read has already been read by most of my friends. I guess I’m a bit behind, but that’s okay. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, as well as The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I’ve heard so much about them, I figured it was time! I like a little action, which is pretty obvious with my first selection.

And of course, the book we’ve all been talking about. You’ve probably been told to read Fifty Shades of Grey…I know I have. By my hair dresser, my friends’ mothers, and even strangers. It’s described as being porn for women, so I have to admit, I’m a bit excited to find out what all the buzz is about.

If I enjoy the first one, then I’m sure I’ll continue with the rest of the books.

As for a few other books I have found here and there…I was intrigued by a book called A Short History of Women, by Kate Walbert. It is the story of five generations of women and the world in which they live, starting in 1914. Me, being a feminist in life and in my studies, found this book hard to set aside. I’m really considering breaking my reading list order to get into this sooner rather than later.

And then there is Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I’ve heard good things, but the description doesn’t even give a slight clue as to what the book is about. The mystery is what got me the most.

However, I am expecting to cry at least a little when reading this.

That’s what I’ve lined up so far.

What’s on your reading list this summer? Share some titles with me!

M

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