Today marks my first day without college classes or exams and while I will be running around volunteering, crafting my graduation cap, having time with my sorority family and a second interview what I would love to be doing would be making a crack at my summer reading list. Even in a post-grad world, I will always associate May-August as the time to run to the library or book store and get lost in a good read.
As for the last few years my reading has been halted by the immense amount of reading as an English major rather than finding completely fun reading time. So this year I am setting a goal to read twenty books between May 1st and September 1st so let the reading begin!
So where does one begin when they are given free reign to begin to pleasure read begin? That is where I need some recommendations. I am currently eyeing the following books.
-Lynsay Sands: Under a Vampire Moon
-Nicholas Sparks: The Best of Me & Safe Haven
-Lauren Willig: The Pink Carnation Series
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
The Masque of the Black Tulip
The Deception of the Emerald Ring
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
The Orchid Affair
The Garden Intrigue
Sara Gruen: Water for Elephants
Now it is time to explore the bookshelves of the nearest bookstore and find some other additions to this list and who knows what will be this summer's The Help.
"What you read when you don't have to determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde