Friday, June 6, 2014

My Reading List for the Summer

Let's see if I can finish a reading list. :)

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

As opposed to Pride and Prejudice by Mark Twain. ;)
Anyway, this one's a re-read, because the first time I read this book I was reading it for school, and barely paid attention. So to give it a fair chance, I'm reading it again, and even though I'm not really crazy about it, I definitely like it better than last time.
Silas Marner by George Eliot
I don't remember much about the plot for this one. I watched the mini-series a few years back, and I remember that I liked it. So I figured, what the hey! Might as well give it a shot.
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
I feel so illiterate... the truth is, I have read most of LOTR... just never in the right order. But I figured now was the time to read all the way through the trilogy, that way I can consider myself a proper homeschooled teenager. ;)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A while back, my sister and I took the Jane Austen heroine quiz, and Libby came out as Catherine Morland. We did some research on Miss Morland, and Libby decided that she liked her very much. So it has fallen upon me to read the book and see if it's anything my sister could read. Should be fun!
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
... It's on the kindle, and the premise sounds interesting. Oh, and some friends of mine have a cat called Dorian. That's about it. XD
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Another re-read. But it's been ages since the last time I read this one, and I've just read Babe The Gallant Pig, and I want to see how the two measure up against each other. ;)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Yet another re-read. But I wanted some nice, short books to read in between the really long hauls. I really resent the fact that the back of this book says Ages 7-10. It's an amazingly deep story, and I think it can be enjoyed by all ages. Except apparently, for all those adults on Amazon reviews who think it's too dark.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
My mom read this one to me and my siblings a really long time ago, and I figured it was time to read it myself. My sister's also read the abridged version, and is very attached to the character Hector.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
This book is amazing. It's a little weird and scary, but I like stories that make me afraid of the dark hallway. XD

So there it is! I hope to be able to finish these by the end of summer, or at least the end of the year. I also have school reading to do, so that might slow down the progress a bit, but hey! What's bedtime for besides staying up for hours reading?


  1. What?! LotR isn't at the top of the list? ;)

    1. It's in no particular order. ;) I wasn't aware that it was LotR, instead of LOTR. :D

  2. Have you finished Northanger Abbey yet? Your sidebar would indicate you have -- and I'm eager to hear what you think of it! It ties with P&P as my 2nd-fave Austen book (I love "Persuasion" the most).

    1. I have finished it, and I enjoyed it a lot! Oh, I knew I was forgetting a book, I suppose Persuasion will have to go on the next reading list :D

    2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I find it to be so very much fun. Henry Tilney is delightful, isn't he?

      "Persuasion" is rather different than most of the other novels. Less humorous, for the most part, and the characters are older. Perhaps that's why I like it better? But I also come up as the lead character, Anne Elliot, in Jane Austen quizzes, and I do relate to her more than the other heroines. Though I relate to Catherine Morland a lot too -- she's a lot like my younger self, and Anne is more like who I'm becoming, maybe?


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