So even though I'm half way through the second week of my summer vacation, I thought I would lay out my reading plans. I finished Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson today. If I hadn't been sick for the past few days, I probably would've finished it faster. I'll write more about it later, but I need to let my thoughts gel for a while.
I am currently reading Innocent Blood, one of P.D. James's older books, and Diamond Dust, a book of short stories by Anita Desai. Before the summer started, I intended to have a second Summer of Short Stories, and I even read one on each of the first two days of my summer vacation, but I didn't tweet or blog about them. Maybe I'll kickstart that project tomorrow. In addition to these books, I started a few books at work before the school year ended:
- Paradise Lost, which I was trying to read along with Rebecca Reads' Milton in May;
- American Gods by Neil Gaimann, the One Book One Twitter selection;
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson, a young adult book by John Greene and David Levithan.
- Alice Munro's most recent book of short stories Too Much Happiness
- Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck
- Bret Easton Ellis's Less Than Zero, which I'll be re-reading for my book club, having read it a very long time ago when I was young
- Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza, a graphic nonfiction book
- Kazuo's Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, which I've had for a long time
- At least one big book: Drood by Dan Simmons, 2666 by Roberto Bolano, or Middlemarch by George Eliot