The longest day of the year has just passed (Midsummer – June 21) and, for me, summer is here at last, which means finding time to read lots of good books.
I compiled a list of four books which I want to read this summer, so here goes:
1: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – a biography of Christopher McCandless, which was also made into a movie (released in 2007).
A website about McCandless’s poignant story is at www.christophermccandless.info
2: The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld — I know it sounds like a trashy chick-lit book but I am a huge admirer of Sittenfeld’s writing. I read her book, American Wife, (an excellent fictionalized portrait of the life of Laura Bush) in a week, despite its length, as she has a great style and technique of writing.
3: On the Road by Jack Kerouac – an American classic. Enough said.
4: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen – I read a magazine interview with Franzen and it piqued my curiosity about his writing….