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What I’ve Been Reading…

Posted by on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Books, General Information, Student Life, Summer.

Yet another list post awaits you! You’ve gotten a glimpse of fellow blogger Ashlin Philip‘s readings this summer, so I figured I’d share with you some what I’ve been reading this summer. Although I am an English major and self-professed bibliophile, I promise this list is not loaded with any dense classics. In fact, I think you’ll find it quite enjoyable and filled with fun summer reads–many of the books were recommended by another fellow blogger, Caitlyn.

1. The Millenium Trilogy (aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series): Fast paced action, intrigue, fascinating characters, and lots of coffee–that’s my summary of this series. Though slow in parts, the quirky yet realistic characters kept me reading. Definitely for a more mature audience, but I can see why this series is a best seller.

2. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me (and Other Concerns): Written by Mindy Kaling, who you might recognize as Kelly Kapoor from The Office, this book was hilarious and the perfect beach read.

3. The Tipping Point: One of the few non-fiction reads on this list, this book was incredibly interesting–and I’m generally not a huge fan of non-fiction. In it, Malcolm Gladwell writes about what creates the moment when ideas or trends begin to spread throughout society like an epidemic.

4. The Fault in Our Stars: This is a must read. It’s Young Adult fiction, so it goes pretty quickly, but it’s incredibly poignant, tragic, comedic, and raw story of a girl who has cancer. I absolutely recommend it and I’m planning on reading many more books by its author, John Green.

5. One Day: The title might seem familiar–this book was made into a movie not that long ago with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I have yet to see the movie, although I really enjoyed the book. Slight spoiler alert–I’d be interested in hearing your reaction to the ending.

Well, I’ll cut it off at 5 for now (look for a part 2, potentially) but these are some of the books I’ve enjoyed most thus far this summer and that are keeping me busy in my time away from Vandy. I don’t generally have a chance to do too much pleasure reading during the school year, so it’s been nice catching up on it this summer!

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