Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reading

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks about books with summery covers. However, my mind started whirring and got me thinking about books I’ve read during the summer — books I was assigned to read during the summer and books I read for the first time during the summer or because my dad was in the military, we’d move around so I might “miss” some of the standard classics because they were read before or after I left a school district. I would, sometimes, read them on my own during the summer for my own enjoyment/edification. So, I’m going to include a few of each:

Assigned/Required Reading for School:

  1. The Power Game by Hendrick Smith
  2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Summer Reading For Books I “Missed”:

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  3. 1984 by George Orwell

Summer Reading “Because I Wanted To”

  1. Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q-Squared by Peter David
  3. Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  4. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

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4 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reading

  1. lydiaschoch

    Fahrenheit 451 was such a good read. I think it was one of the classics I read for fun instead of for an assignment.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-book-covers-that-feel-like-summer/

  2. I love that you read those classics just in case you “missed” them in school. You probably enjoyed them more since you sought them out on your own. I’ve had books I read in school that I didn’t appreciate until years later, mostly because the teacher made it such a drag.

  3. Thanks for commenting on my post. Sorry it has taken me a little bit to get back to you. I’ve been exhausted from moving and unpacking. I’m sure you understand.

    I’ve read quite a few of the books you listed. My favorite of them is To Kill a Mockingbird. 😀 I love the theme and moral of Fahrenheit 451, but I wasn’t a fan of the writing. You win some, you lose some, right?

  4. My school was really into encouraging us to read what we wanted, so I probably missed out on a lot of the classics that everyone else read at school. We did do 1984 though.

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