Wednesday, October 29, 2008

read anything good lately?

Starting Dec. 17th, I will have 3 weeks of leisure at home in San Diego.
3 whole weeks of not being graded on my performance and knowledge! I'm compiling a reading list- a mixture of reading ahead for my British novel class for the Spring '09 semester, as well as a few pleasurable escapes, along with a pinch of theological classics. Since my reading-for-fun books have been limited this semester due to a heavy class reading load, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
.Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson & Henry Oliver Relin
.C.S. Lewis Classics Collection
.Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
.Emma, Jane Austen
.Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

2 comments:

~gift~ said...

Tess of The D., Really?
I love the imagery of Thomas Hardy, but the characters and story have always disturbed me.
I recently finished If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, I would put that on your list.
An American Childhood, or Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.

Hmm, could I could think of more, but I'll stop for now.

Shapiro said...

Hardy is a required text for next semester, but I would agree with your character analysis!
Thanks for the recommendations, I liked the passages you posted from If Nobody Speaks Remarkable Things.
Yay for another trip to the bookstore!