I mentioned previously that I made it my unofficial summer goal to read more classics. But then That Slate Article went live, and for a moment I contemplated pushing the classics aside to read exclusively YA because I was seriously bothered by the article and really wanted to do something in the spirit of protest. But then I knew that if I did do that, I would regret the loss of an opportunity to play catch-up with the classics. So now I’m compromising by deciding to do BOTH. I haven’t decided if this is yet another one of my have my cake and eat it too moments, or a genuinely good idea. I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, here are the books* that I’m planning to read:
- Proxy, by Alex London
- Yaqui Delgado Wants To Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina
- This Song Will Save Your Life, by Leila Sales
- The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
- Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
- Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
- The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
- The Bluest Eyes, by Toni Morrison
- Othello, by William Shakespeare
- The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury [not pictured above]
*I would like to thank my housemate and fellow bookworm, whose generosity in granting me free rein of her personal library made the majority of this reading list possible.
Readers — What are you planning to read this summer?