I have an overbearingly tall stack of books that I wish to read before I leave for college, which includes:
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell – I’m in the middle of this one. I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, but this and Blink are fantastic. His work makes one consider the implications that each member of society has and highlights trends that readers begin to pick out in their own lives. (By advertising this book, for example, one might consider me an amateur Maven, as this blog surely won’t reach the status to make me a Connector.)
The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand – I’m also in the middle of this one, and have been for some time, so I’ll probably have to restart it. I love futuristic novels.
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, by Sylvia Plath – Yes, I bought this at the Brown bookstore in lieu of a t-shirt. I did my junior research paper on the themes in The Bell Jar.
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde – We read this in AP Lit this year…HA. My friend has convinced me to still read it.
Atonement, by Ian McEwan – I carried this around second semester thinking I would read it when we had down time in class. Again, HA.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzoni – People have been recommending this book to me since sixth grade, so I finally picked it up. I don’t plan on seeing the movie; unless I’m told otherwise, I doubt if Emma Roberts will do the role any justice, no offense.
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice was enjoyable, so why not read another classic British novel?
Additional suggestions are welcome.