Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
Take a look, it’s in a book. A reading rainbow (reading rainbow!) Do you guys remember that? I loved reading as a kid (which is probably why I liked the show in the first place), and I still love to read although I’ve moved on from Laura Ingalls Wilder and Nancy Drew. I have a huuuuge reading list for this summer, and I’m so excited to start. Check out my list:
* I’m Down: A Memoir by Mishna Wolff
* One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Okay, I have tried to read this book literally 20 times, but never finish it. But that happens to me all the time, usually I end up loving the book when I finally sit down and read the whole thing, so hopefully that is the case here.
* Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving – I love him, so I’m sure I’ll love this.
* I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi – Okay, I am a Finance major…I like books about personal finance. If you are looking for a good one try anything by Dave Ramsey. If you are not interested in business or finance or books about being successful or books about economic philosophy, just go ahead and skip the next three.
* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Lot of people have recommended this to me, including a designer who spoke in one of my Textiles classes, so I’m really interested to see what it’s all about.
* Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
* The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan – I realize this is a children’s (or young adult) series, but so is Harry Potter and Harry Potter kicks ass. One of my cousins recommended the series, and I’m a bit of a mythology nerd, so I can’t wait to read it. Plus, it should only take me a couple days to read.
* If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone – Umm, it’s written by Kelly Cutrone, enough said.
* The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri – I started this book at the beginning of spring quarter, but I just haven’t had time to finish it on top of all my assigned reading.
What, you say a huge list of titles (half of them about boring things like finance) isn’t enough to get you pumped for summer reading? Cue beautiful people with books:
Don’t those pictures make you want to pick up a book? Especially the one of Ms. Monroe…I want to lay on a bench and read in a glamourous bikini top! If you are the kind of person who actually read this far into the post, and you’re curious about what other people (besides me) are reading, you should check out CoverSpy. They record what books they see people reading on the subway, in bars, or wherever and then give interesting little tid-bits about the person reading it. For example, yesterday a 20 year old female with a jean jacket, black tights, red toenails, and star tats on her left foot was reading Thunderstruck by Erik Larson on the Q Train. I am super nosy so I find this kind of stuff fascinating.
What is on your reading list this summer? Have any suggestions for me to add to my list? Or, more importantly, how much did you love Reading Rainbow as a kid? I’d love to hear from you!