Summer Reading List

April 28, 2011 § 3 Comments

Ahhh, ambition. Leave it to me to want to be a total slacker when it comes to studying for my law school finals, but when it comes to the summer reading list, then I decide to be totally ambitious. Dream big, Kelsi. Good call.

As though I have nothing else going on this summer, like work, hiking as much as possible, rafting just for fun, finishing up my Law Review article and trying to work on a novel, I decide to conquer a large chunk of the reading on my book shelf. There’s this cruel joke of law school where you read constantly, but nothing of any good literary value. (Sorry, Scalia…You make me laugh, but I wouldn’t call your opinions literature.) So when I get a chance to delve into someone else’s fantasy world, thoughts, ideas, etc, I just can’t help myself.

I mean, I usually read a little here and there throughout the year, but never as much as I’d really like to. It takes forever to get through a book when you only read in 5 minute intervals. And this isn’t THAT huge of a list. But, I also know that I’m going to be too busy doing other things to give this reading list the time it deserves. I sure am going to try, though!

SUMMER BOOK LIST

A Lesson Before Dying– Ernest J Gaines

The 5 Love Languages– Gary Chapman

The Alchemist’s Daughter– Katherine McMahon

Naturally Thin-Bethanny Frankel

Change of Heart– Jodi Piccoult

I Shall Not Hate– Izzeldin Abuelaish

Left To Tell– Immaculee Ilibagiza

The Screwtape Letters– C.S. Lewis

Committed– Elizabeth Gilbert

All the Pretty Horses-Cormac McCarthy

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee– Dee Brown

The Outline of Sanity: The life of G.K. Chesterton– Alzina Stone Dale

The Shack– William P. Young

Water for Elephants– Sarah Gruen

A Lucky Child– Thomas Buergenthal

Six Wives– David Starkey

The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory

Why We Watched– Theodore S. Hamrerow

I’m not sure what order I’m going to proceed in yet, but I think Water for Elephants will be first. Then, I’m open for suggestions. What have you read? Any suggestions?

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