The Unapologetic Bookworm

Unapologetic Bookworm
I will be the first to admit that my summer reading list was not a huge success. I finished maybe half a dozen books, which is a long way from my original goal. I had stacks of books that I was going to get through, come hell or high water, and for whatever reason, I got distracted doing this or that and failed miserably. In order to redeem myself, I have made it my goal to get the remainder of those books finished this fall. It would also help if I wouldn’t fall asleep every time I sat down to read, but that’s a different issue. Anyway, I thought that I would share with you a few selections on my up-and-coming reading list. Enjoy!
  • A Clockwork Orange by: Anthony Burgess – I bought an old copy of this book at a used book store for about $2.50. I’ll admit that I’m not sure what to expect. Allegedly, it’s pretty wacky, but I’ve never even watched the movie, so this is all going to be brand new for me.
  • Middlesex by: Jeffrey Eugenides – Considering that I’m in love with The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, both works by Eugenides, I have high hopes for Middlesex. I always have some kind of epiphany after reading one of his works. He has such a beautiful way of writing female characters, which I especially appreciate, and he is one of the greatest story-tellers of our time, in my humble opinion.
Seriously…I’m Kidding by: Ellen Degeneres – Degeneres is my comic relief every afternoon at four o’clock. I imagine that her book Seriously…I’m Kidding will make me laugh just as much as her television show, and that it will be a quick, light-hearted read.
  • The Awakening by: Kate Chopin – Because any book that has ever been banned, for any reason, peaks my curiosity and makes me want to read it all the more. Add to the blurb “has been hailed as an early vision of woman’s emancipation,” and I’m in.
  • Atonement by: Ian McEwan – I’m actually ashamed, as an English major, that I have never read this book. I watched the film, when it was first released, and I adored it. Everything about the movie was beautiful – the acting, directing, and even the sets meshed perfectly together. Above all, I loved the story, which was filled with scandal, war, and the imagination of a thirteen-year-old girl, which, according to the blurb, brings “about a crime that will change all their lives.” My prediction is that I will love the book even more than the movie, and I can’t wait to get started!
I am bound and determined to get through these this season. Wish me luck, and feel free to read along!
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