May 31st - It is officially summer for me, and that means I will be busier than ever, of course. I am months behind on my reading challenges; so why not commit myself to another deadline? Because at the end of the day, instead of reading, I want to pass out. So I pass out. Maybe this will force me to stay up and read.
Since my summer is 2 1/2 months as opposed to 3 months, I will be pleased just to read these,
to finish Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas, for my local Book Club reading;
and finish The Gulag Archipelago by Alexksandr Solzheitsyn, for The Well-Educated Mind Reading Challenge;
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, for The Little House Read-Along;
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, for The Classics Club II and Back to the Classics.
In July I plan to read:
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, for The Little House Read-Along;
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, for The Classics Club II;
David Cooperfield by Charles Dickens (yeah, right!), for The Classics Club II and Back to the Classics;
Born Again by Charles W. Colson, for The Well-Educated Mind Reading Challenge.
And in August I have:
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, for The Little House Read-Along;
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, for Reading England, Back to the Classics, and The Classics Club II;
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola, for Back to the Classics and The Classics Club II.
Plus I am reading The Pickwick Papers every month.
If stay up past my bedtime and read more and more (I mean, it's SUMMER!), I may be able to squeeze in three more books to make it 15:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, just because;
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Bugess, for Back to the Classics and The Classics Club II;
and maybe, just maybe, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards for The Classics Club II.
That's that. Now I must go and get reading.