Summer Reading List Challenge

I'm planning to read like a monster this summer. The idea is one book a week, netting me 16 books before I have to jump back into things. Some of them will be school books, but most of them will be things I've been collecting, as well as some new things coming out. This list isn't in any particular order.

  1. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  2. The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (First 1/2)
  3. The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (Second 1/2)
  4. Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch
  5. The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch
  6. You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
  7. Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle
  8. Voodoo Heart by Scott Snyder
  9. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
  10. Count Zero by William Gibson
  11. Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer
  12. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
  13. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  14. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  15. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  16. A World Beneath by Aaron Gwyn

I'd also do Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist, but it is 700 pages. I'm buying it today, but I'll be reading it this fall, I think. I'm really excited about this book.

So, it seems I've started a movement. My friend Rae English has started her own list and a challenge to others. So, I'm issuing the same challenge to you all: what kind of reading can you squeeze out of the summer at the rate of one book a week?