We did it– we finally completed our list of books to for-sure read this summer. For the first time in years Matt and I will be joined by somebody. We talked A., my sister-in-law, into joining us and she picked two books to read. Here is the book list:
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (Matt’s pick)
The Once and Future Kingby T. H. White (Matt’s pick) <–Done!! 🙂
- Arabian Nights (My pick!!)
- Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (My pick!!)
Tale of Genji(A. pick)<–Done!! 🙂
- The Asian Mystique (A. pick)
I’m excited to read all of these books. I think they will be a challenge for me in some ways & they will form the basis of some thought provoking discussions–which is the entire point. I don’t know if we will make it through the whole list by August 31st but I will certainly make it a priority 1. I’m already in the second book of The Once and Future King and I’m making fast progress, it is very readable without being an easy read per se. I plan to tackle Tale of Genji next since it is very long and very old and from a different language so I imagine it will be quite difficult to find my way at first through its pages.
Check back, I will be blogging about my progress. I hope to put together my first blog on The Once and Future King soon.