Julie at Pancakes and French Fries is doing something that is very logical. And also very awful. She’s going to read every book she owns – but has never read – before buying any new books.
What a good idea. I hate her.
Now I have to read all the books I’ve collected but haven’t ever read.
What if I find a book that I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE and what if it’s on a REALLY GOOD SALE? I’m not even talking Borders’ 40% sale, I mean a really really good sale. Like Book Bin Used Book store sales rack sale. How am I supposed to not pick it up? I mean, I’ll never find it for such a good price again.
Here’s my list. I’ll probly write a little review when I finish each one.
David Copperfield | Charles Dickens
The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
O Pioneers | Willa Cather
The Last of the Mohicans | James Cooper
1984 | George Orwell
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn | Betty Smith
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
Suite Francaise | Irene Nemirovs
The Alchemist | Paul Coelho
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much | Allison Hoover Bartlett
All the President’s Men | Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Fire at Eden’s Gate | Brent Walth
Inside the Third Reich | Albert T Speer
The Widow of the South | Robert Hicks
The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett
Caribbean | James Michener
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle | David Wroblewski
The Glass Castle | Jeannette Walls
Pope Joan| Donna Woolfolk Cross
Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
The Devil’s Brood | Sharon Kay Penman
Game Change |John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
The Shack | William P. Young
The Fountainhead |Ayn Rand
It appears that there’s no rhyme or reason to what I like to read. A little English medieval royalty. A tiny bit of politics. Some history. And a lot of random.
A lot of the “random” category came from the super awesome annual Friends of the Crook County Library sale. I mean, when I can spend my 4th of July at the library, packing as many books as possible into a brown paper bag and all of it only costs $2…what else is there to do except get two full bags?
And no, it’s not in order. David Copperfield doesn’t qualify as “summer reading.”