With just two weeks left in the spring academic semester, I’ve been thinking ahead to the reading I would like to do this summer. I thought I would harken back to the good ol’ days of blogging, when the Top Ten Tuesday feature was a regular staple, and share my list of “Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR Pile.” (Note: Top Ten Tuesday is still around. It is now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.)
These are books I already own and literally have sitting in a pile (or a few piles). I’ve chosen some for my TBR Pile Challenge and some for my Classics Club Challenge, as well as a few that I just want to read while I have a little more free time (so that I can immerse myself better). Here we go!
- The White Album by Joan Didion for 2018 TBR Pile Challenge
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi for 2018 TBR Pile Challenge
- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine for 2018 TBR Pile Challenge.
- Paradise Lost by John Milton for The Classics Club Challenge
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft for The Classics Club Challenge
- At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill for The Classics Club Challenge
- Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
- The Grammar of God A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
If I’m being realistic, I will probably end up reading about half of these, and veering off in a bunch of other directions randomly (there’s a new Stephen King coming out soon, for example, that I’ll probably get my hands on and read right away).
What are your summer reading plans? Anything I should add to my list?