Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mah Reading List of 2016

If I'm not posting that much, it's because I have a truck ton of stuff going on in music. Two orchestra rehearsals a week, one 4 hours long and the other 3 hours long, a Woodwind ensemble, and a Jazz band that I entered by accident (long story). Oh, and composing. It might appear kinda silly, but this is what I love, and I'm willing to dedicate most of my free time to studying it. :)
ANYWAYS, here is my reading list for 2016!
The Martian was #1 on the list, but I uh... just finished that one a few nights ago.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Ugh, I don't like this book, but I HAVE to finish it! I'm more than halfway thr
ough!! The writing is pretty good, but maybe it wasn't right to read this one and The Martian at the same time. Let's put the difference this way. The last line of The Martian is "This is the best day of my life!", and The Grapes of Wrath is dusty and wants you to be depressed. I'm not saying it doesn't have a very important social message, because it does, but I'm just not crazy about it.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
This one is REALLY good. The Author's writing style is so much like my own (not to say that I'm really good at writing, because I'm not, but mine is very sardonic too!), and the characters are hard to predict and really interesting! Can't wait to read more of it, but I keep falling asleep before I can get to reading every night.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I love Russian literature. Even when it's hard to understand (*cough*theidiot*cough*) it's really good! I read a quarter of this book last year, but I lost it before I could finish. I like what I read, though.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
I LOVED The Count of Monte Cristo, so I have pretty high expectations for this one! Not that I expect it to be deep or anything, I just want some awesome memorable characters and lots of swashbuckling action!
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Because French Literature, and I want to read a book where I don't know how it's going to end. Something where, like Vanity Fair for me, I don't really know much about it! So I can be surprised, haha! I hear that this one too is kind of Satirical, but not in a really funny way.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Yes, again. Because awesomeness. It's been more than a year since I've read it, so I'm totally allowed to read it again! Mwahahahahaha!!!


  1. You've got some great books here! :) Anna Karenina's one of my favourite books. Even though I found Anna herself extremely annoying I still found her story interesting to read about and I really loved the Levin storyline. I've also read 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and 'The Three Musketeers' but it's been so many years since I last read them that I don't really remember them too well (although I know I liked them!)

    As for the others, I really want to read 'Vanity Fair' (it's on my Classics Club list), I tried to read but gave up on 'Madame Bovary', and I never want to read anything by John Steinbeck. It's just... considering that he's a classic author I've yet to meet anyone who actually likes his books :S

    1. Cool! Looks like I've got quite a bit to look forward to here. I was going to add the Great Gatsby, but this is probably enough for now.
      The Grapes of Wrath has a lot to say about important social issues, and while I don't agree with most of what it says about politics and religion, I think it's still a worthwhile read if you've got something else to read at the same time. But there are so many books out there to read and enjoy that I don't think anyone should be obligated to read any one certain book :D


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