What I Can’t Wait to Read This Summer! (2016 Edition)

Hello, hello! I’m almost officially a card-carrying Master’s student (they don’t actually give us cards; I wish they did. We do get a nifty diploma, though), which means it’s almost the summertime. Hallelujah. Writing a Master’s Report has had little time for pleasure reading, though I have gotten some reading done. I’m just a couple reviews behind–my sincerest apologies on that. I’m hoping to get a review up of Perfume: A Story of a Murderer soon. But, that’s for another day.

On top of the many summer projects I have set for myself this summer, I’ve got a collection of books that I absolutely want to get to while trying not to melt in the Texas heat:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (a re-read!)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A Red Herring w/out Mustard by Alan Bradley
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Aguero Sisters by Christina Garcia
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
It by Stephen King
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

I’m pretty excited for the round of books I plan to finally get to here. It’s a well rounded look at what I love to read: magical realism, mysteries, classics, literary fiction, and fantasy. I also plan to read more Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich to get my poetry fix. Still trying to figure out what non-fiction books I’d like to check out, so if you have any recommendations, please share!

Until next time, happy reading!
–E. Adeline

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