Summer ’17 Reading List


If you like reading, then good for you. If you don’t, well then I don’t like you good for you too. If you guys didn’t already know, I’m in love with books. Books never fail to make me feel better or to satisfy my need for exploration and adventure. I’ve been reading since a little before I turned 4; I read books that were way more advanced for my age. I was always the kid that had her nose stuck in a book (and I believe I still am that person). As a kid in elementary school, I would spend every free moment in the library. And bear in mind, our school library was huge. Or at least to 8 year old me it was. Sometimes I’d read the same books all over, yet each time felt like a completely different journey. I love reading so much, but lately, I haven’t read as much as I used to. So to make up for all those missed hours, I’m going to read all summer long. How amazing does that sound? Here’s my reading list for this summer.


Summer 2017 Reading List

  1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
  2. Beautiful Thoughts (1892) – Henry Drummond
  3. Black Beauty (1877) – Anna Sewell
  4. David Copperfield (1850) – Charles Dickens
  5. Emma (1815) – Jane Austen
  6. Frankenstein (1818) – Mary Shelley
  7. Great Expectations (1861) – Charles Dickens
  8. The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Gulliver’s Travels (1726) – Jonathan Swift
  10. Hamlet (1604) – William Shakespeare
  11. Jane Eyre (1847) – Charlotte Brontë 
  12. A Lover’s Complaint (1609) – William Shakespeare
  13. Macbeth (1623) – William Shakespeare
  14. Middlemarch (1871-2) – George Elliot
  15. Oliver Twist (1837) – Charles Dickens
  16. Persuasion (1817) – Jane Austen
  17. Pride and Prejudice (1813) – Jane Austen
  18. The Professor (1857) – Charlotte Brontë 
  19. The Refugees (1893) – Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. Romeo and Juliet (1597) – William Shakespeare
  21. The Scarlet Letter (1850) – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  22. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) – Charles Dickens
  24. To Be Read at Dusk (1852) – Charles Dickens
  25. Wuthering Heights (1847) – Emily Brontë 

“Boooooring” is what you might think but shhh. These are a very very interesting collection of books. Of course, I have more that I want to add but I think I’ll end it there. Also, the present day books are for another time.

Almira x

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