Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let Freedom Ring



Why is it that when you don't have to read you suddenly have a HUGE desire to? I mean like lay in the hammock all day and read your life away? I am here to tell you that it's one of the greatest feelings in the world.

Due to my spring term classes having come to an end, the past few days have found me with an abundant amount of free time and

I already started three books and am loving each of them.
Sunday afternoon was spent on a blanket on my front lawn with The Peacegiver.
Monday morning introduced me to the seventh Harry Potter (which I still have never read).
And today during my lunch break at work, I started Les Miserables. You'd think that the obsession I've had with the story since I was eight years old would have led me to read it before now but surprisingly it's never happened. However, let me say that it jumps right into grabbing your emotions from the start. It's slightly embarrassing to sit in a fairly empty campus food court BY YOURSELF with a book and have to wipe your eyes because you can't see through your tears. Ahhhh....such a good story.
So on that note, there are a lot of books on my summer reading list. I know I probably won't get to all the ones I want, but these are some of my top choices for the next few months.
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • The Book Thief
  • Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire (the sequel)
  • Rough Stone Rolling
  • Kite Runner
  • The Sweetness of the Bottom of the Pie
  • The Great and Terrible Series
  • Into Thin Air
  • Undaunted Courage
  • 1776
  • Killer Angels
  • The Alchemist
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Power of One
  • Mere Christianity
  • The Life of Pi
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Man's Search for Meaning

What about you? Any recommendations? What are some of your favorite reads?