Here, for your laughter and enjoyment, is my Completely Unreasonable Summer Reading List. I really do want to read all these books, not necessarily in this order. Preferably soon.
- Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky) (the second half)
- The Iliad (Homer)
- The Making of a Poem (Mark Strand, Eavan Boland)
- Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire (Susan Tan)
- When You Trap a Tiger (Tae Keller)
- This Our Exile (Joshua Hren)
- Freeing Jesus (Diana Butler Bass)
- Monet’s Palate Cookbook (Aileen Bordman and Derek Fell)
- The Five Wounds (Kirstin Valdez Quade)
- Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale (Adam Minter)
- One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
- Unsheltered (Barbara Kingsolver)
- The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (Sebastian Barry)
- Lost in Thought (Zena Hitz)
- The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)
- Poems New and Collected (Wisława Szymborska)
- Wingfeather Series (Andrew Peterson)
- Plus back issues of Image, Evangelization and Culture, and Plough
It’s possible I need to be less ambitious and more focused. It’s highly unlikely I’ll finish anywhere near all of these by the end of July.
But a girl can dream, can’t she?