Friday 20 July 2012

Summer Reading time!!

Holiday time! Yay! Anyway, as a book club, we set summer reading challenges. And to encourage me to do it, I’m posting it up here.  And if  any of you guys want to join me and the Noisiest Book Club in the World in our attempts to broaden our horizons, then please do.

CHALLENGE A- Read 2 books from the first three, OR Birdsong
CHALLENGE B- Read and enjoy at least one book on list B, any subsection.

List A.
Hollow Pike -James Dawson
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes

LIST B-Books
The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plath
About a Boy-Nick Hornby
We- Yevgeny Zamatin
We Need to Talk about Kevin - Lionel Schriver
Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
My Best Friend’s Girl-Dorothy Kamson
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Unseen Academicals-Terry Prachett
The Picture of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde
Brave New World-Aldous Huxley

LIST B-Set texts
An Inspector Calls- J.B. Priestly
Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck

LIST B- Something by these authors
Agatha Christie
John Green

This is a rather wide ranging list full of books I’ve been meaning to read sometime soon. I’ve read Hollow Pike, The Bell Jar, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Picture of Dorian Gray and loved them to varying degrees, and the majority of the other books are on my TBR.

This challenge is a great thing to remind me to read these things. I’m reading Fahrenheit 451 also as part of the VlogBrothers’ Readalong challenge, and I really want to read We, Clockwork Orange, Life of Pi, Brave New World and something by John Green  soon. I also desperately need to read the set texts-something tells me they’ll be a bit more interesting if I’m not studying them to death!

Also in terms of summer reading, I have a fair amount of review copies and books that have accumulated randomly. These six weeks of summer will be full of NaNo-ing (thanks to you guys for holding CampNaNoWriMo in August-much less stressful than trying to write around school in November!), torturing my violin, and reading.

Over to you guys now! Anything on here that you think’s amazing, or that you really want to read?
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  1. I love the Clockwork Orange book and movie! Not sure what exactly that says about me, but I like the psychological aspect of it. I think you should read that one soon :D

  2. That looks like a brilliant challenge! I suggest And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie :)


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