Summer reading has begun and I am so excited I decided to share my list with y'all. If you have any recommendations for me to add to the list, do let me know! I will have lots of down time to read this summer (I'm smiling really big right now :) What's on your summer reading list?
I started this summer with Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. I have been wanting to read this one for a while. I'm about half-way through and am LOVING it. This is one of those books where after every single sentence I have to stop and reflect on the beauty of that sentence. I read One Hundred Years of Solitude a few years ago, and in high school I translated several of Marquez's short stories from Spanish to English. I think it's safe to say he is one of my favorite authors. Ever.
Next on my list to read is my signed edition of Yann Martel's newest, Beatrice and Virgil. I really enjoyed Life of Pi, so I am looking forward to this one.
Who doesn't like Fitzgerald, seriously? Last summer I read This Side of Paradise and I liked it so much more than I thought I would. And of course, there is The Great Gatsby...I still haven't talked to a single person who didn't like that one. So, this summer I will read The Beautiful and the Damned. I doubt I will be disappointed.
C. S. Lewis. Is. My. Favorite. I don't want to take up a ton of space listing everything of his that I have read, but let's just say that I've read a lot. Can't wait to read The Great Divorce. It has been on my list for a while. Aslan is on the move. I get chills everytime I think of that line (please tell me other Narnians are reading this??)
I don't think I would have picked this book had I not heard amazing things about it for years. Kite Runner, please don't let me down. You have a reputation to maintain.
Real Food by Nina Planck isn't fiction. In fact, it's very real. Now that I am not a college student and have more time to cook meals, I am looking forward to reinvigorating my diet. Although I already eat pretty healthily, I am looking forward to committing myself completely to non-processed foods. So, this book is going to help get me started.
Lastly, I am from Oxford, Ms. I have grown up playing at William Faulkner's home, Rowan Oak. Yet, I have only read a single novel of his (As I Lay Dying...which is incredible. My mother is a fish.) I am ashamed that I haven't read more, especially considering how much I loved reading As I Lay Dying.