Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1-3 - Ann Brashares
Bet you didn't expect those on my list, did you? But they are there. I think these are great, and the perfect way to rest your mind after ariting stacks of anthropology papers.
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Wah wah wah. Oh, Elizabeth. Thank goodness you had a $200,000 book deal so that you could travel to three countries and do absolutely whatever you want, while eating, AND praying, AND loving. Otherwise you NEVER would have found yourself. :) This book is so silly. She is a good writer, but her protagonist (i.e. herself) is so self-absorbed. I actually kind of liked the Italy section, to be honest, but it was all downhill from there. Not recommended. I imagine you will be better off watching the Julia Roberts adaptation that will be in theaters soon.
Committed- Elizabeth Gilbert
Same author, totally different book. It is written more like a textbook than a novel, which is probably why I liked it more than the above. The book isn't totally about the author, it's more of an examination on marriage, culture, etc.
Hmmm. Now that I have it written down, my list thus far seems pretty pathetic. But I have big plans for the rest of the summer! Hopefully I will get to read these books!
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
July 10th is the 50th anniversary 50th of this novel. So I will be reading it again for the first time since 6th grade.
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
This is the perfect summer book. It is just lovely. "Dreamy", "funny", and an "utter delight". I've read it a few times. "I Capture the Castle is the classic tale, told in diary form, of six months in the life of Cassandra Mortmain, a perceptive young lady who lives with her poor, socially outcast family in a crumbling castle in the English countryside.By the time she pens her final entry, she has captured the castle-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments." - Powells
Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl.
Picked this up on a whim several years ago, and I am so glad I did. A grown up Nancy Drew with a great/horrible end."What begins as an innocent (if quirky) adolescent tale swiftly transforms into an absorbing high school whodunit. If I had to compare it to a few recent films, it manages to come across both as gritty as Brick and as refreshing as Juno, but with a healthy amount of vintage Gothic inspiration threading its way through the story as well. That tightrope walk of pathos and preciousness has never been navigated so confidently." - Powells.com
The Kingdom of Ohio - Matthew Flaming
I really just want to read this one because I like the look of the cover. :)
The Prince of Mist - Ruiz Zafon
I always gravitate towards young adult fiction. I guess I just don't want to be a grown-up yet. It is always better to be a kid.
So, there is my list so far. I found this that looks like a great resource; I haven't even begun to look through it. Please tell me if you have any suggestions!