I would love to see your summer lists! Leave a link to your blog post and/or tell me in the comments below. There are few things so enjoyable to me as sharing books. :)
1. DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
This is my assigned reading for the summer, and from what I've heard, I think I'll really enjoy this next hefty piece of Dickens. I've read Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities in the past and found a lot of inspiration from both; I hope this proves similarly provoking!
2. THE HARRY POTTER SERIES by J. K. Rowling
Before you start yelling one way or the other, I am only giving these books a test. Several respected friends have recommended I read the series; likewise, respected friends have warned me they aren't worth my time. When the scale is so even, I like to dive in and decide for myself (you might have figured that out by this point). I plan on reading at least two: if afterwards I find I don't want to continue, fine! I can say I've read them for myself and have not judged without doing so. If I enjoy them, I'll continue accordingly. :)
3. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS by James Fenimore Cooper
Chloe's been pestering me since two years ago when she read this to pick up a copy and read the book. I've pushed it off for a long while, but I figure summertime is a good excuse to finally read this classic.
4. MERE CHRISTIANITY by C. S. Lewis
The summer of hefty reading! This book actually is not too long, but it's not one of Lewis' that you can whizz through like, for example, The Great Divorce. I started this near the beginning of the year but haven't read much more than a few pages a week since March, and I want to finally sit down and finish the thing. It's a necessary book for, I think, everyone to read at some point in his/her life.
5. OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET by C. S. Lewis
If I'm not mistaken, Perelandra is on my reading list next school year. I would like to have this finished before I get there.
6. PAPER TOWNS by John Green
Another "experiment book," if you will - this one I'm not too sure about, as The Fault In Our Stars was not a favorite of mine. Still, books like this only take me a few hours to read, and I would like to see what all the hype is about.
Have you read any of these books, and do you have something to share about them? Let me know!