everybody’s hot-this-summer list

Does anyone else know that song? Do you know where to hyphenate it? Like, it might be “hot this-summer list,” I have no idea.

Anyways, the theme of today’s post is Lists of Books Rachel Is Reading/Has Read, which is something I love doing. It’s satisfying to see them all laid out there, you know? Here is the list of books (roughly, off the top of my head, and in no particular order) that I read this semester:

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  2. Stars of the New Curfew, Ben Okri
  3. The Palm-Wine Drinkard, Amos Tutuola
  4. Beloved, Toni Morrison
  5. Stigmata, Phyllis Alesia Perry
  6. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  7. Soledad, Angie Cruz
  8. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie
  9. Things That Pass For Love, Alison Amend
  10. Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter
  11. Tabloid Dreams, Robert Olen Butler

Eleven? It felt like more. Maybe because numbers 1 and 6 are both about 500 pages. Anyways, if you can guess what classes I took, bonus prize for you.

Here are the books I have slated to read this summer; they are for either my internship, my thesis, or for pleasure. Can you guess which is which?

  1. The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey
  2. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
  3. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
  4. Olive Kitteredge, Elizabeth Strout
  5. Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns, Cheryl L. Reed
  6. Monkeys, Susan Minot
  7. Day After Night, Anita Diamant
  8. You Are Not the One, Vestal McIntyre
  9. Sisters: An Inside Look, Kathleen Rooney
  10. The People of Paper, Salvador Plascencia

Some of those might be wishful thinking. Reading is hard and makes me tired. Also, bonus prize if you can guess what my thesis is about.

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7 responses to “everybody’s hot-this-summer list

  1. Heather

    yeah, Vestal McIntyre/Susan Minot!

    (but Faulkner??)

  2. Heather

    also, House on Fortune Street sounds really good. tell me how it is, eh?

    • Rachel

      so far I am underwhelmed. there is lots of cheating and some pedophilia with only sort-of engaging writing. if gish had not recommended it i would have stopped reading.

  3. Peter

    The cool kids were all rocking books.

  4. Batia

    Please let your thesis be nun-related please.

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