Omg, remember that show?! Now I’m casually listening to the theme song at my desk. So good. Anyway…
I was that kid who stayed up past their bedtime with one of those little book lights to finish reading the newest Harry Potter book. I also was that teen who was assigned The Odyssey in high school and again in college, but just read the SparkNotes version both times. Moral of the story… I hate being told what to do, but I actually love reading.
Now as a “grown up” (lol what does that even mean?), I still love getting so drawn into a book that I can’t put it down until it’s done. I even am trying to make up for my lazy teen days and re-read a lot of the classics that I was assigned and either skimmed or never read.
Below is what I’ve read so far this summer and what I am planning to read. Beware, it’s a weird mix of beach reads and actual literature.
I had been meaning to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird, because I hadn’t read it since 8th grade and the release of Go Set A Watchman was the perfect excuse to do so. It is still one of my favorite books and only has gotten better with age/wisdom.
Now a lot of people had a lot of issues with Go Set A Watchman – and while I have an issue with the circumstances surrounding the release of the book, I thought the book itself was great. Controversial considering my attachment to the characters, but very thought provoking and I tend to love a books that don’t just tell you what you want to hear or have the “right” ending.
P.S. Scout is legit one of my fave characters of all time.
Also, just a general tip… always read the book before seeing the movie (and IMHO books are almost always better than the movie version).
P.S. – my roomies and I are going to start a book club, because we are always itching to discuss after a good read – I would totally be into making it an open invite to join, so lmk if you are interested.