Books I Plan to Read This Summer
At my leisure but I have a lot of catching up to do post grad school and as an unemployed person
- •Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates writes brilliant think-pieces and speaks about race in a way I think everyone can understand and everyone needs to hear. I haven't gotten around to this book yet but it's a real priority in my life.
- •My Name is Lucy BartonAfter reading Olive Kitteridge and obsessing over it I trust anything Elizabeth Strout puts out. I also need to read the Burgess Boys, which I've checked out from the library 3 times and never touched.
- •Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace—Obvi I won't read it ALL this summer but it's been sitting on my (nonexistent) night stand and taunting me. My best self plans to read it and forever see the world differently afterward. I've been a solid 20 pages in since September 2015.
- •The New Jim CrowBy Michelle Alexander
- •The Opposite of LonelinessBy Marina Keegan—I've been wanting to crack this one since graduation, it will be my first pick at the library.
- •Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky's most popular novel. Am I even a true Russophile??! It's embarrassing to even reveal I've never read this. I've gotten through the first 50 pages probably 3 times. Maybe that's a telling sign...
- •The GirlsEmma Cline
- •Life on the RoadGloria Steinem—I heard her interview promoting this book and it sounded like a must read. Her life choices fascinate me.
- •Something by Joan DidionI read one of her books last summer and loved it but now I can't remember the title and haven't settled on my next so I'm assuming I'll read her most well known work.
- •BrooklynColm Tóibín—this movie was so beautiful but it was because the story was so rich and compelling. Can't wait to read this even though I hate that I am reversing my preferred order of first book then movie.