Summer is my favorite season. I love the warmth, I love the sun, and heck, I even like the rain.
And most of all, I love being able to sit outside and read my book. Just this weekend, Sean and I spent the morning hanging out on the balcony reading. The temperature was pleasant, the dog wasn’t barking too much, and it didn’t cost us any money.
It’s no secret that I’m reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series right now (more commonly known by the title of the first book, Game of Thrones). I’ve been reading it for more than a year, and while I’ve been really enjoying it, I’m excited to be finished and branch out to more diverse genres. I’m more than halfway through the last book (or at least, the last book that’s been published), so here’s what I’ll be reading as soon as I’m done.
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
NPH is such a funny guy. He’s been in a lot of movies, Broadway shows, and television shows so far, and in his out-of-the-box autobiography, we get to choose which jobs to take and which ones to pass up. I’m definitely intrigued by the concept, and I have a feeling it will be a quick read.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
This one probably won’t be as quick of a read as Choose Your Own Autobiography, but I’m still definitely intrigued by it. It’s about life in the 1930s in Russia, and as a big hockey fan, I’m excited to learn more about it. Plus, it was banned for a time, so that automatically piques my interest.
Malala is such a huge role model for me. She was shot by the Taliban while standing up for education, and now lives in England working to continue her education. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and is just an all-around badass. My mom got this book and loved it, so she’s letting me borrow it. I can’t wait to dig in!
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee
I tried reading this book back when the movie came out, but I was drowning in homework during my senior year of college, so it just didn’t happen. But it’s such a cute story that I can’t wait to find out more!
I have been hearing amazing things about this book, so I’m excited to actually sit down and read it. It’s about a mother and son who are held captive in a psychopath’s 11×11 foot shed. The film adaptation is coming out later this year, so it’s time I get reading!
What are your summer reading plans?