I've decided to join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for her Summer Reading Challenge 2010. You can click on the link HERE to read her post and see if you want to join in! The challenge begins June 21 and ends Sept. 21.
So, here are my list of books that I want to put on my Reading List.
* A Gate at the Stairs---Lorrie Moore
* Homer & Langley---E.L.Doctorow
* The Canterbury Tales----G. Chaucer
* Wuthering Heights---Emily Bronte
* Duma Key---Stephen King
* Just After Sunset---Stephen King
* Thomas Jefferson---R.B. Bernstein
* John Adams--David McCullough
* An Incomplete Education---Judy Jones and William Wilson
* George Washington's Sacred Fire--Peter Lillback
A strange mix, to be sure...........but I have always had eclectic reading tastes. Wuthering Heights is one of the very few 'classic' novels that I have not read, which surprises me that I could have gone on this long and not read it. I threw in a couple Stephen King novels because I am woefully behind reading his new stuff. I've been a fan of his novels since age 13 and I own all of them (except the latest ones!). I've been reading mostly biographies of historical figures in the past couple years; I think I've read about most of the French, Russian and English monarchy by now!
You'll notice that I have three biographies on my list; I am most looking forward to reading John Adams by David McCullough, who is, in my opinion, THE best biographical research writer out there. I have his book 1776 and I love it so much! The story is so inspiring and never ceases to amaze me.
I am hoping to find The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer at the library in an 'un-translated' edition. It was written in Middle-English at the end of the 14th century, so it's bound to be difficult to read, but I always consider that a worthy challenge. When I read The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which was published in 1850, but took place in 17th century Puritan Boston, I was about junior high school age and loved the challenge of making my way through the difficult thees, thous,wouldsts, prithees and odd archaic vocabulary.
I guess I better get to the library!
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