Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – My Books My Reading List My Summer Project
On June 21, I reached 50. My goal is 60 by August 31.
I want to see how many of the 100 Great Reads I can read.
This is quite doable. When the list was released in May I could check off 45 as having read. Thank you, but do not be impressed. Remember I have lots of sheepskins on the wall and all of them are liberal arts related. That is what liberal arts majors do – we read.
With my number of books rating (five books = excellent and 1 = Just OK) here are the five I read in June.
Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya – 4 Books. Good story and good insight into Chicano culture.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams – 5 Books – Loved it. An imagination stretched, but really funny.
The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton – 4 books. Should be read by every teenager and every adult who was once a teenager.
Thing Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe – 1 Book. Even though I did not care for this book, it does give insight into precolonial Africa.
Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls – 5 books. A boy, two dogs, coon hunting and the South – what more can you ask for? I cried reading the book; cannot imagine the movie. If you ever loved your dog, you will cry too.
So what’s on the list for July?
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Even if you are not as ambitious as I, find a book on the list and go escape from the world for a while. You can escape to any time period, any culture or even any galaxy with tales of love, passion and justice. Have I read a favorite of yours, yet?