Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Reading List

So I haven't read nearly as much as last year.  I don't want to blame it on the baby....but I'm going to blame it on the baby.  It's definitely harder to find time to read now that there's a little one in the house, but I think I've done pretty good.  Nine books in 2011 so far, and I'll have even more time during summer because I won't be planning lessons or grading papers.  With school ending and summer vacation beginning, I thought I'd set my summer reading goals.  This list is waaaaaay to long, but it's good to aim high, right?  Here's what I would like to read this summer:

Post Cards from No Man's Land
Jellicoe Road
Fixing Delilah
The Burn Journals
Desires of the Dead
Summer and the City
Beauty Queens
The Mockingbirds
Tender Morsels
Fins are Forever
The Truth About Forever
This Lullaby
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Going After Cacciato
Song of Solomon
The Help
Catch 22

Ambitious, yes.  Will I read them all, no.  I know I won't get through every single one of these, but it's my goal.  I have been reading How to Read Literature Like a Professor and was inspired to add more classics to my list than usual.  I've really read tons of YA, but I might be teaching only AP Lit and English IV next year, so I might need to take a break from YA this summer and beef up my literature reading for my AP classes.  Well, I have great hopes for my summer reading list, so we'll see....

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