Sunday, July 31, 2011

I thought I would be able to read faster. . .

At the beginning of summer, my book list contained some seventeen books. The stack that formed on my bedroom floor looked something like this:

I'm beginning to think that perhaps I over-estimated myself. Granted, I have made a little progress. I have read eight books. Eight. Which, yes, leaves nine for me to read within the next three weeks. Somehow, I don't see that happening. Hm. Nonetheless, here are some of my favorites so far.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, which I have already mentioned, is excellent. If you're into philosophy and are willing to invest the time to read all 1000 pages, I say go for it. It is definitely thought-provoking.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was definitely a winner. I can't believe it took me this long to get around to reading it.

And if you're a history lover like me, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is phenomenal.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson is a gem of a book. It always makes me think of my childhood when I read it for the first time as a young girl. Simply wonderful.

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting." ~Mary Wortley Montagu


  1. I found your blog via your moms (abandonded) blog. Did you read The Help? What'd you think? Did you see the movie?

    I LOVED the book and am hoping to see the movie this week, but I've heard great things and that it is (surprisingly) as good as the book. We'll see...!

  2. Brittnie, I actually just started The Help yesterday, and so far, I'm really enjoying it! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm planning to as soon as I finish the book (hopefully sometime later this week). I would love to hear what you think of the movie when you see it!