Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Reading Mound

Ahhhhh, summer has not yet arrived but the summer book pile is growing. I love this time of year. Yes, I have finals to grade. Yes, I have grades to figure out. No, for the first time in twenty-four years I have no research papers to grade. Despite all this, my summer reading list is growing.

In no specific order here's what's on the list:

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg






The Robe by Lloyd Douglas

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


Brave New World by Aldus Huxley


1984 by George Orwell
Feel free to make recommendations.

11 comments:

NBeethe said...
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NBeethe said...

I read "Liberal Fascism" about 6 months ago and enjoyed it for the most part. Goldberg has an interesting thesis.

NBeethe said...

Have you read "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon" by David Grann? It was a great (and mostly true) tale of the exploration of the Amazon jungle, looking for a paradise that was named "Z." It's worth your perusal.

Julianne said...

Ooo Liberal Fascism sounds like a good read...

Aaron Brandt said...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Josh Evans said...

Good to see I've influenced your summer reading list with Monte Cristo. I have yet to tackle it myself, but it might make its way to the top of the stack this summer. I also never thought I'd say this, but I fear I have too many books! I need to start reading some of them soon.

Andrea Vaccari said...

Of course, I HAVE to suggest the entire Harry Potter series (it's far better than Twilight)and The Kite Runner if you haven't read that yet. My own list consists of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Deception Point by Dan Brown, Stephen King's Misery, The Count of Monte Cristo, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown... and the list continues to grow!

Aaron said...

Liberal Facism is a great read.....

Nineteen Eighty-Four may be interesting....I heard it was a good reread if you had read it once a while ago.

My classic read for the summer is "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac....have you ever read it?

Anonymous said...

Liberty and Tyranny
Animal Farm
The Road to Serfdom

Funny that your reading list includes the Count of Monte Cristo. Mr. Wesley was just mentioning that if he could teach Novel, the first book to read would be Count of Monte Cristo.

Anonymous said...

Brave New World, huh? Excellent read! I highly recommend it. If you're going down that route, you might as well take a detour to peruse Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. I loved it! Society is eerily becoming the reality he predicted. Ear pieces full of soothing sounds are today's ubiquitous i-pod buds dangling from every teenager's ear...Have you read it? If not, prepare to be sucked into the future world of book burning...=)

rachelmarybyrnes said...

For whom the bell tolls.