Summer Reads

Discussion in 'Books' started by Midget, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

    Well, what is on everyone's list of books to read this summer? Personally, I have none of the list, beacuse I've been so busy with school. ;) But I might read few, if someone lists some good ones. ;)
  2. Right now reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

    on my TBR list are: The Lovely Bones and after that i'm not sure! LOL :p
  3. NovaStarwind

    NovaStarwind Member

    "Little Women," "The Color Purple," and "On the Road"(for a second time).

  4. Vana

    Vana Member

    I aquired a book with a bunch of Gothic literature, which is stuffed with Poe, HG Wells, and it also has Dracula, Frankenstein, Picture of Dorian Grey, and then Jekyll and Hyde (which I've read before).

    I got a lot on my plate.
  5. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

    I've never read "The Color Purple," although I read a short story by Alice Walker for one of my classes a few months ago. That's by Alice Walker, right?
  6. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

    There have been some good sugestions in here. Right now, I am reaidng "Along Came a Spider," by James Patterson. It's good. :)
  7. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

    Been reading quite a bit of poetry lately. Also, I just started Paulo Coehlo's "The Fifth Mountain" which is, I believe, an expanded, fictionalized story about the prophet Elijah. Pretty good so far.

    On my list for the near future are "The Sacred Balance" by David Suzuki and "Life of Pi" by... well I forget the author. I may also read "Dharma Bums" again if I run out of other stuff.
  8. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

    I want to read the Life of Pi. I have only heard a little bit of it when someone else was reading it. :p
  9. Shambhala Peace

    Shambhala Peace Senior Member

    Oh man. You don't want to hear what I have to read this summer. Bulking up for my GRE's.
    Short list:
    -The Iliad
    -The Odyssey
    -Pride and Prejudice
    -Atlas Shrugged
    -Brave New World
    -Jane Eyre

    and it goes on...
  10. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

    GREs? What masters program are you trying to get into? Or, at least that's the only thing I know that GRE scores are used for. Best of luck to you!
  11. Biida

    Biida Member

    I'd love to lay my hands onto a copy of Dharma Bums, and Life of Pi was quite enjoyable. :3 I've still got it laying around my bedroom somewhere.

    This summer I'll be attempting to work my way through a rather long list of books I've accquired and have yet to devour.

    • Anne McCaffrey - The Skies of Pern, (finishing) Damia's Children, Lyon's Pride
    • Robin Hobb - Ship of Magic
    • Tanith Lee - Piratica
    • George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
    • Frank Herbert - Dune
    • Douglas Adams - The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy' (all 5 books recently received as a gift! ^_^ I've read them all two or three times before and yet cannot resist the temptation to read them AGAIN!)

  12. Mr. Mojo Risin'

    Mr. Mojo Risin' Senior Member

    "No-one here gets out alive" (Sugerman/Hopkins)
    "In cold blood" (Capote)

    "Been down so long it looks like up to me" (Farina)
    "Heaven and Hell" (Huxley)
  13. Mr. Mojo Risin'

    Mr. Mojo Risin' Senior Member

    If I have more time after those then

    "The Mask of Red Death" (Poe)
    "On the road" (Kerouac)
    "The Catcher in the Rye" (Salinger)

    are also on the list.

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