Here’s a list of what’s on my to-read list this summer–what about you?
- Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain MaryAnne Wolf–I found this one at the thrift store for a dollar–the title alone was enough for me to buy this one.
- Quiet Susan Cain–as an introvert (no, really, I know it may be hard to believe) I am really looking forward to this book to verify some of my own ways of being. After taking a Myers-Briggs personality test a few years ago, realizing I was an introvert and needed time to myself changed my entire perspective on life. I’m not broken, just different.
- I Remember Nothing Nora Ephron–I love Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck so much that I’ve given it to 3 other women as a gift. Her essays are remarkable, so when I saw this one at the booksale, I snatched it up and put it in my summer read pile.
- God Help the Child Toni Morrison–This book has been making its way around our English department since one colleague read it for her bookclub. I have heard it is a departure from her other books, but that it is fascinating. Can’t wait to read this one, as Morrison is one of my literary heroes.
- Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog Kitty Burns Florey–I am thinking of starting my AP Lit class with sentence diagramming next year–the idea of being able to SEE style with a diagram may help my students understand author style better. I was talking to another colleague, and she lent me this fun little book, which I am positive will come in handy in the fall.