Three years ago I gave myself a challenge; to read as many classics over the summer as I could. That has since become a summer thing for me. I think it has a lot to do with having more time and less studying, etc, so my brain is more free to handle old-fashioned English…
My absolute favourite authors are Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. I think I’ve read every book from Austen by now. Until this summer I’ve been hesitant to pick up Dickens’s thicker novels – David Copperfield and Pickwick Papers look quite intimidating… But I included Copperfield into my reading list this summer, and was absolutely delighted.
So here’s my reading list from this summer:
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
April in Paris by Michael Wallner
Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox (in progress)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (in progress)
The Zero-Mile Diet by Carolyn Herriot (in progress)
Well, yes, it’s not all classics… But I usually don’t read them at all through the rest of the year so there…
My reading is like my knitting; I always have a few different WIPs (works in progress).
All of these are good books. If I had to pick a favourite it would probably be Copperfield or The Shadow of the Wind. Great books, both. April in Paris started well but turned out quite boring. And I’d rather knit than read about other people knitting… Under the Paw is hilarious (it’s about a man who loves cats; he has five of them…) and the Zero-Mile Diet is very inspiring, it’s all about growing your own food. I haven’t really read any horrible books this summer which is good. 🙂