I love to read. Cuddling up with a great book and a hot cup of tea just makes me happy. Then I get busy with life. In 2010 I think the only time I actually read a book was while I was in Europe. I will not let that happen this year! So here is a quick reading list I came up with to start off the year on a better foot. Some are old classics, some are new recommendations, some are young adult classics for when I feel like going back to simpler times.
So I decided to start the year off with The Giver because it is a super quick read and I’ve been meaning to read it for about 15 years now. I read about 3/4 of it on a plane ride from Washington D.C. to Nashville and I have to say that I’m actually glad that I didn’t read it as a kid because I don’t think I could have appreciated it’s painful, beautiful truth as I do now as an adult. The only thing I wish is that it was about 200 pages longer. I didn’t want it to end as quickly as it did.
So next up is The Hunger Games. I’ve read and heard so much about this series that I just had to pick it up. Hopefully it will live up to all the hype!
After that I’m looking forward to Through Painted Deserts, The English Patient, The Grapes of Wrath, Anna Karenina, Oscar and Lucinda, Atlas Shrugged, John Adams, Anne of Green Gables and March.
What are you reading? Any recommendations?
I’ll be sure to update when I finish each of them to let you know how they are!
My friends have been recommending these books and maybe I will
get in the mood to read instead of playing cards. They are
“Heaven Is For Real”, “The Longest Walk”, and “Still Alice”.
They belong to book clubs.
I have forgotten about The Giver! I would love to read that one again. Excellent suggestion! As for The Hunger Games, Aaron has already read the series twice. He loves it and has been wanting me to read it so we could talk about it so it must be good!