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.
Let the Great World Spinby Colum McCann
- The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (First 1/2)
- The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (Second 1/2)
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connorby Brad Gooch The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Tradeby Thomas Lynch You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifestoby Jaron Lanier
- Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle
Voodoo Heartby Scott Snyder
- Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
Count Zeroby William Gibson Dream of Perpetual Motionby Dexter Palmer Everything Ravaged, Everything Burnedby Wells Tower
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
The Writing Lifeby Annie Dillard
- 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?