I woke up this morning to no coffee so it has taken me a bit to get my brain back online. I was still able to finish Go Ask Alice this morning (even without coffee). I can see how this book must have been quite sensational back in 1971. It’s one of those stories that brings the problems of the low-class and outcasts and places them neatly on suburbia’s doorstep. While some parts were easy to predict, I was still thoroughly engrossed. It was a quick read too, which is great when you can’t afford to give a book too much of your time.
So this brings me to book number 4 on my Summer Reading List. I’ve been going back and forth on which one I want to read next but I think I’ll just go down the list to the next one which is The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin. Like many of the books on my list, I started reading this one and then put it down to read something else. This is one of the non-fiction books I’ve bought in the hopes of enlightening myself with a little dose of reality. I can’t say what really made me want to read this one. Something must have called to me when I passed it in the bookstore. Not sure what I hope to get out of this one but I’m sure it will be beneficial no matter what.
Here is the updated list:
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Go Ask Alice
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare