It has been a few weeks since I announced I would be compiling a Summer Fiction List of all the books that I plan to read this summer. I have had difficulty in coming up with this list and I believe it is because I get overwhelmed when I plan out what I’m going to read.
So I have decided I will post little lists incrementally throughout the summer, biting off pieces that I can chew so I don’t choke.
Here is this first ‘little’ Summer Fiction List,
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- One Select Philip K. Dick Novel
- Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King
- One Select Novel by Neil Gaiman, (I’m thinking American Gods)
- One or More Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling
First one on the list is NOT an easy read. I tried starting Infinite Jest last winter with my boyfriend but we didn’t get very far. It is a modest 981 pages but I want to try again.
I love Philip K. Dick but have not read much of his work, I want to do this this summer.
Since it is a new King novel, I am curious, so I plan on reading Gwendy’s Button Box.
I have attempted reading American Gods a couple times but life always distracts me from finishing. I want to finish American gods this summer.
I have been on a Harry Potter binge for the last eight months. I’ve read every single one since then and am currently on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
I am looking forward to getting some reading done this summer. I want to broaden my horizons and read more than just stacks of Poetry since that is what I always end up doing (this is not a bad thing but I need to explore other areas more frequently).
If anyone has any suggestions for fiction, please leave title and author info in a comment below and let me know why you would recommend it.
Lastly, I want to say Thank You to all my followers and daily readers that have continued to read my writing and frequent announcement posts.