Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Reading

This is not one of those "recommended summer reading lists," not that I don't recommend 99% of what's on this list, it's just that you would have to be some kind of crazy person to intentionally undertake this as your summer reading list. Nonetheless, I was just kind of amused thinking about the list of things I've read since the beginning of June or so:

Assorted "Modern American Lit" short fiction
Project X—Jim Shepard
Bits and pieces of a whole lot of Sartre, Camus, etc.
Sula—Toni Morrison
All The Day’s Sad Stories—Tina May Hall
The Adderall Diaries—Stephen Elliott
Childhood and Other Neighborhoods—Stuart Dybek
The Girl on the Fridge—Etgar Keret
God Says No—James Hannaham
How The Broken Lead the Blind (chapbook)—Matt Bell
The National Virginity Pledge—Barry Graham
Big World—Mary Miller
A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness--Amy L. Clark, Elizabeth Ellen, Kathy Fish, Claudia Smith
The first 7 essays in Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: The New Basics--ed. by Ferber
Book IX of The Odyssey
Large selections from Robinson Crusoe
The beginning of Cannibalism and The Colonial World--ed. by Hulme
The first half (so far) of Suburban Swindle--Jackie Corley
At least 100+ pages of critical literary theory concerning cannibals, colonialism, etc.
The first 3 acts of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Still on deck for the remainder of the Summer:
The rest of Cannibalism and the Colonial World
The rest of The Suburban Swindle
The rest of A Midsummer Night's Dream
The rest of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: The New Basics
Much Ado About Nothing
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
She--H. Rider Haggard
You Must Be This Tall To Ride--Ed. B.J. Hollars
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
Ever--Blake Butler
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned--Wells Tower

I very probably forgot some things. And, you know, other things will come up.

I was going to do that whole Infinite Summer thing but, yeah. Year-round, full-time school and a brazen determination to continue reading whatever the hell I want on top of what I have to read for school leaves little room for such things.

Well, it's an eclectic list, if nothing else.

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