Monday, April 11, 2011

Reading List - Summer 2011

It's been a long time since I've updated. I don't know why; I just didn't feel like posting anything for a long long time. Plus, school's been really busy last semester--even though I only have 5 classes. Weird. Anyway, since classes are over, I thought it'd be nice to start another reading list. This summer, my goal will be to read at least three novels every two weeks, with some poetry interspersed in between. Moreover, I think I'll write a short comment and review of each book, and I might even do some analysis for books I really really like.

The books I choose are not limited to works traditionally considered "literature". I think in order to become a critical reader you really have to read a lot of different genres of novels. I'd like to read some fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, pulp fiction, you name it! Rereads of books also count--it's impossible to get everything from a novel or poem in a first or even a second reading, after all.

Here's the list.

1) The Farthest Shore - Ursula Le Guin (April 12-13)
2) Dragons of Winter Night -Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (April 22-25)
3) Fifth Business - Robertson Davies (April 25 - 30)
4) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (May 3 - May 7)
5) To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf (May 9 - 12)
6) Macbeth - Shakespeare (May 13 - 15)
7) The Manticore - Robertson Davies (May 15 - 19)
8) Hamlet - Shakespeare (May 28 - June 2)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare (June 2 - 7)

The Sun Also Rises
The Fellowship of the Ring

Want to Read
"Song of Myself" (complete) - Walt Whitman