Sunday, June 9, 2013

5: Books to Read This Summer

One of the best things in life is reading a really good book, especially the books that make you really angry, really frustrated, or really happy. Although I have already compiled a list of "to-reads" in my Goodreads (it is well over 100 books), I found this "50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life" list in my June issue of Real Simple magazine. So naturally, being a devoted reader of Real Simple, I dropped my list immediately and chose five books from this new list that I will read this summer.

1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I don't particularly love (or hate) Alice in Wonderland, but it's a familiar title so I chose it. I think it would also be interesting to compare how closely the movies resemble the actual writings.

I don't remember why I initially chose this book to read, but I know it will give me good insight on drawing, which we all know I need.

3. Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin
I'm guessing that this book is about make-up and beauty because it's written by Kevyn Aucoin, and I love all things beauty. The only place I usually look for beauty "information" is YouTube, so this will be a good change.

4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I read this book during my junior year of high school, but I didn't appreciate it. I hope that by reading it again, I'll be able to enjoy it!

5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A book I should have read in a high school English class, but didn't. Not that I didn't want to, but because none of my teachers mentioned it.

I'm not going to lie, I am horrible at committing myself to things. (I'm sure you can see that displayed on how often I blog.) I don't know if I'll get through all five during this summer, but I hope this post encourages you to read something!

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  1. I've read Alice in Wonderland a long time ago, but don't recall much. The book was a bit of a whirl wind - enjoyable though! Of Mice and Men was fantastic, Steinback is an amazing writer.
    I feel on you that commitment to read, I used to work in a Library and should have read a bit more than I did, but even still I've learned to appreciate printed materials more.
    Good luck!<3 Carolyn

  2. Of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books, it's so beautifully written. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. "Making Faces" has been on my wishlist for a while now! Definitely need to purchase!

  4. We had to read of mice and men in high school, we had an essay on it!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness