I always love summers (especially academic ones) because I get to read more. Not that I don’t read enough the rest of the year, but in the summer, what I read is dictated by me. I get to pick, and this suits me just fine.
This summer have plans for many books to complete, though it is unlikely that I’ll finish all of them, and it is very likely that more will be added to the list as the summer rolls along. I just completed Atticus, by Ron Hansen, which I found to be an excellent book, which I highly recommend to anyone. Hansen has a laid-back style that can convey a powerful story while giving you time to think about it. You will not get bogged down in this book, yet it is very profound.
I just began The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy. Both National Review and The Mars Hill Audio Journal speak highly of Percy, and this book has some pretty strong reviews. I’ll let you know about it when I finish.
The other books I am reading/intending to read include:
Love In Hard Places, by D.A. Carson
Notes from Underground, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Final Beast, by Frederick Buechner
The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (I started this one a couple of years ago and have yet to finish!)
For other books I am interested in (and you might be too!) check out my wish list. What are you reading this summer?