Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Reading Lists

Elizabeth at CvilleWords gave me the idea of creating a summer reading list. How could I resist? This is the list of the ten books that I will be tackling first this summer. They are in roughly the order that I will be reading them, but it is hard to predict exactly because I usually have a book book and an audio book in progress at the same time. I will likely get to a couple more before Labor Day, but these are the titles that are at the top of my TBR list: Hallam's War by Elisabeth Payne Rosen (a Civil War novel for which I have to write a review); Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (on my iPod and almost finished); Venusberg by Anthony Powell (because his Dance to the Music of Time is one of my all-time Top 10 favorites); Resistance Fighter by Jorgen Kieler (about the Danish resistance movement in WWII); Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (which I've been avoiding but the book club chose); The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie (which I have been carrying around in my car for emergencies); The Trial by Franz Kafka (I'm two-thirds of the way through the audio version and it is killing me); Abbeville by Jack Fuller (another for which I need to write a review); Wildfire by Nelson DeMille (as a treat for finishing The Trial); and My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl (so I can completely finish his Omnibus).


  1. Ah, lists! Fun! This is a good one. So, you're hating "The Trial"? I think I have that one on my TBR shelf. . .

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Let me know if you stick with this list. When I try to organize the TBR shelves, I invariably get distracted.

    Are you honestly not enjoying The Trial? It is one of my favorites!

  3. I have already deviated from this list and I just made it two days ago!

    As for The Trial, I hate it because it is so good, if that can make any sense. He does such an incredible job of describing the nightmare of being trapped in an inescapable bureaucracy that it makes me too frustrated to get through it except in bits and pieces.


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