Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Summer To-Read List


I know it's only the beginning of May, but considering how quickly time flies June will be here in the blink of an eye, so a Summer to-read list might not be way too out of line. I'm really looking forward to getting a few months where I can read for pleasure without feeling a tiny bit stressed out for neglecting my coursework. I'm planning to take advantage of this and get through some books that I've wanted to read for quite a while. Firstly, although not shown in the wee collage above, I'm planning on re-reading Harry Potter. I've read all of the books numerous times, but it has actually been almost thee years since I last read them, which is just outrageous, so I definitely think it's about time! I listened to the two first one on audiobook a couple of months ago, so I'm just going to read number three to seven, but I'm childishly excited about stepping into the world of Harry Potter again. 

Then, I'm planning on tackling the ones pictured above. Quite a few of them are classics that I've been meaning to read for ages, like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Little Women. Since I love Jane Eyre so much, I really want to give Charlotte Brontë's Villette a go, which I've heard is every bit as good. Similarly, since I adore The Great Gatsby I want to read more of Fitzgerald's works, and I think I'm going to start with Tender Is the Night. Then there are the more recently published books that I've heard so much about but haven't got around to reading; The Secret History is supposed to be fantastic, so although I thought The Goldfinch was overrated, I'm going to give it an honest chance. After watching Parks and Rec earlier this year I've become a big fan of Amy Poehler, and I really want to read her Yes PleaseFinally, When God Was a Rabbit is a book that I heard so much about a couple of years ago and have been meaning to read ever since, so I'm hoping to finally get around to it this summer. Is it weird that I'm almost as excited about buying these books as I am about reading them? 

Have you read any of these books? What are you planning on reading this summer?

Love, Mimmi.