Before I ever sat in an airplane I had visited many kingdoms, seen amazing creatures and met all sorts of people from more cultures than I could count. I was a reader. Now because this blog is so new, none of you will be aware of my love for literature. I’m a massive bookworm. Massive. I was the kid who sat in the back of the classroom and hid my middle grade fantasy books behind my math book, who did all her homework ahead of time just so I could read in our study sessions, who would even bring my poor books outside during free periods if I’d gotten to an exciting bit. Books became my way of traveling, they gave me exciting travel companions and they inspired me to go out and experience the world. To adventure beyond my own sphere, beyond the borders of my own country. And it wouldn’t be entirely untrue if I said that growing up with Harry Potter is what landed me in England for 3+ years.
The sad truth of university life, however, is that though I get to read and read a lot, the things I read are mostly academic bladibla. Which isn’t to say it’s not interesting… there is just a distinct lack of dragons, epic battles, young love and romantic kisses under the Eiffel Tower. And I need that in my life. Working the entire summer also means that there is a distinct lack of travel and the solution I seem to have come to is that I binge read during the summer. Every summer without fail. Here are some of the books I have read so far and hope to read during the coming months:
The Name of The Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle Day 2)by Patrick Rothfuss
Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
Sophies World by Jostein Gaarder
Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow 1) by Anthony Ryan
Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow 2) by Anthony Ryan
Queen of Fire (Raven’s Shadow 3) by Anthony Ryan
Catch 22 by Jospeh Heller
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Is Everyone Hanging OUt Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
More to come…
I’m hoping I will get through these and will probably update the list as I find more things I want to read throughout the summer. The more interesting question now is: What are you reading this summer?