Wow, long time no write. (That just...sounds really odd. XD) I haven't posted since two weeks ago, which is positively horrendous. BUT I have some super exciting news to share...
*explosion of fireworks*
Too much? Okay, then. I shall share the news now.
I AM FINISHED WITH SCHOOL!!!! *launches confetti in the air and devours cookies*
Due to the fact that I was wrapping up the school year, I have been rather busy these past few weeks. So I'm doing a really easy post today because I have nothing prepared. Most of you have heard tell of my dangerously tall TBR pile, and this summer I'm going to attempt to conquer it. (Or at least read some of the books in order to replace them with even more than I had in the first place. *cough* #strugglesofabookdragon)
Without further ado, I present my summer reading list!
This book just looks fantastic. I've heard many of my dear blogging buddies flailing over it, and since I adore whimsical things, I HAVE to read this one. Gimme all the whimsy, people.
YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Please no one shoot me but...I actually haven't read the books yet. IT IS A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY WHICH MUST BE REMEDIED. I started The Fellowship of the Ring last summer, but due to uncontrollable circumstances (aka my trip to the hospital in an ambulance), I was unable to finish it. Aaaand I never got around to picking them up again. (Though I did manage to collect three different copies of them. *cough*) Being a HUGE LotR fan, I feel really terrible about this. BUT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, FOLKS. This summer, I promise.
Diana Wynne Jones
Another book I've heard so much about. Also may or may not be whimsical and involve fantasy.
I'm a sucker for recommendations. I really am. If a good friend of mine suggests something, I always make a point of looking it up. And due to its gorgeous cover (pssh, who are you calling shallow?) and epic fantasy premise, I will soon be unable to resist its allure any longer.
High time I read this classic. With its gothic feel, gorgeous writing, and intriguing plot, I'm quite sure I will love it.
IT TAKES PLACE IN PARIS. AND THERE IS LOTS OF MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/SUBTERFUGE GOING ON. THAT IS ALL.
Louisa May Alcott
Another classic I haven't gotten my hands on yet. Quite frankly, I was intimidated by it when I was younger. I had far too little patience to trudge through a near-500-page book when I was ten years old. But now I think it's time to give it a go. :)
Frances Hodgson Burnett
I read a very abridged version as a tot, but I'm sure the unabridged is quite a different experience. It looks like a very "cozy" book, if you get my drift. One of those comfort stories you curl up in a chair with on a summer night. Definitely one I must read!
Yes, you are finding out lots of scandalous things about me today. This Jane Austen addict still hasn't read Sense and Sensibility. Hehe. :P
The last three books of the Dreamhouse Kings series which I've been reading. I already started Timescape, and I'm sure I'll be tearing through the others at breakneck speed.
Anne Elisabeth Stengl
So I wasn't a huge fan of the first two books, but I want to give the rest of the series a chance. (Mostly because I spent 25 dollars on it. *COUGH*) Who knows, I may just end up loving them.
I'm currently devouring this book as well. As of yet, I'm loving this thrilling tale!
//A Spark Unseen//
This is the sequel to The Dark Unwinding, the book I kinda sorta fangirled over a couple months ago. The first one was so good that I can hardly wait to read its follow-up!
//North and South//
The miniseries is just GORGEOUS. And since it sounds like it follows the book pretty faithfully, I have a feeling I'll enjoy the book just as well.
I have the ebook sitting in my library...just waiting to be read. It looks like a fascinating (albeit massive) read, but unfortunately, time has been evasive. Perhaps this summer will be the time for reading it.
Well, there you have it. My slightly terrifying TBR. Most likely, I won't come close to reading all of these. (I'll also probably rebel and read books outside of this list because I'm fun like that.)
ALSO (I'm getting the feeling there are lots of "also's" in this post), Rachel Starr Thomson is holding yet another wonderful giveaway. This time, you could win a Kindle Fire, a paperback set of Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Goldstone Wood books, and Ms. Thomson's Seventh World trilogy paperback set. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Go enter right here if you're interested. (You know you are.)