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).


    ~Nova
     
  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!)

    HOLY SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, BATMAN!
     
  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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