Generally, I am a planner. I remember dates. I use a calendar (albeit, I did switch to a digital one, mostly to avoid unnecessary clutter). For summer reading, I always have a plan. Granted, summer reading isn't that unlike my usual reading life, as I always have a book on hand. The only added bonus is more time, thanks to being employed by the NYC Department of Education. Anyway. My book club (read: me and my one friend) got ambitious and we are tackling Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace this summer. This is an undertaking that I want to take seriously, therefore I am not making a list longer than the following:
Of course I have other hopes for my summer. Apparently Hamlet is a frequent allusion in Infinite Jest, so I may spend some time with Shakespeare. Or wikipedia. I'm also interested in A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. I am craving some rereads: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (yes I just read it in the fall. And? The last movie is in July and I intend to make the most of the end of this era), The Summer Book and Anne of Green Gables. Other than that, I will see where the wind takes me. I'm sure there are many of you who are laughing at my planned un-plan. Sigh. It's a start. And the best part is that I'm starting my summer reading plan a month before my official summer starts, so it's like a bonus month!
I am curious: what are your most recent reading loves? I have some time and there is nothing better than a book well-recommended by a friend.