Every summer, I try to have a theme for what I read. Not intentionally. I usually ignore my ‘I’m going to read THIS during the summer’ lists I came up with for the past couple of years. So this summer, I decided to try the great list of books I should have read in high school but didn’t because they were assigned to the lower level courses (why? I don’t know).
There are two books that I primarily want to read:
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Now, I’ve managed to start Catch-22. I’m about a third of the way through and am finding it quite funny. I am glad that I didn’t read it in high school–the humor probably would have gone over my head.
I probably should take on some more Shakespeare, and do want to read The Count of Monte Cristo. I also need to finish Ninety-Three, but that’s unconnected to former high school reads.
Other ones that should be on the list: more Austen (no thanks), Jane Eyre (again, no thanks), A Tale of Two Cities and more stuff I can’t recall.
And I do think I ought to reread To Kill a Mockingbird.