Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Reading

Hello! It seems like it's been ages since I last blogged about what I'm reading...probably because everything I'm currently reading is in a series and I tend to feel like the book hasn't ended until the series has...but I thought I'd let you in on my thoughts so far. ;)

One series I'm currently thoroughly enjoying is the Carolina Cousins by Michael Phillips. This is the sequel series to the Shenandoah Sisters which is another amazing series! I'm now on the last book and I absolutely love them. I love Michael Phillips writing...whenever I read his books I feel like I am taking a journey with the characters and learning important life lessons right alongside them. I love his style and courageous depth. :)

Next I'm hoping to start some classics. I have yet to finish an entire Dickens novel, a goal I'd like to reach this summer, and I've been dying to delve into some Bronte. There's also a couple Jane Austen novels I have yet to read, (I know, shocking...right?) and some fantasy books I want to read.
Here's a list of my ideas: (which have the liberty to change at any given moment...haha)

~Villette by Charlotte Bronte
~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
~Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
~Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
~Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
~Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
~Emma by Jane Austen
~Eragon by Christopher Paolini
~Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

I'm sure there are tons more I can't think of right now that I've been wanting to read but those are a few. :) I'm also reading Ivanhoe which I'm really loving. It's taking me awhile to get through though. But I'll finish it soon.
Hope you all are having a great summer so far and enjoying some great summer reading! Tell us what your currently reading or want to read...we'd love to know!


The Jantzen family said...

Did you know 3 of those covers are my dresses and two of them are our Oak House? I haven't read them, but should someday!

SisterlyLove said...

Ooh yes, I really want to read Nicholas Nickleby!!

Love you Lizzie!

Anonymous said...

Dickens, the Brontes, and Jane herself... sounds like an excellent combination for morals, romance, and a life's worth of wonderful reading!