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I WANT TO LIVE IN A LIBRARY. Seriously though. My dream/future house will basically be a library. Books everywhere.
These personal libraries are cool!
Well now that the semester’s over and I’m all graduated from college and stuff (FINALLY!) it’s that time of year when I shut myself up in my room and shove my face into a book. So the reading list for the summer has been compiled. I only found 20 books on my shelf that I was desperately curious about reading; i think that that’s a rather low number to read in a 4 month period, considering that my friends read that amount in much less time. But there’s always more I can add to the list if I finish early (VERY wishful thinking).
Anyway, the list is as follows (in no particular order):
- Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut
- Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher-Stowe
- The Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon
- This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Stories, by James Weldon Johnson
- Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, by Neil Gaiman
- Tales of Ordinary Madness, by Charles Bukowski
- Dune, by Frank Herbert
- Jesus’ Son, by Dennis Johnson
- East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
- Other Kinds, by Dylan Nice
- The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
- Crapalachia, by Scott McClanahan
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
- A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines
- Cathedral, by Raymond Carver
- Reasons to Live, by Amy Hempel
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
- Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
So, what do you think? Is this a good start? I’m going to begin right after I finish reading Enders Game … Which one do you think I should start first?