July 1, 2010

I’ve reread The Mysteries of Udolpho every single Summer since Freshman Year in High School. What’s on your Summer reading list?

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  • Old Cow

    My summer reading list goes a little like this:

    Ladies of Letters – this is going to be my beach read!

    A Picture of Dorian Gray – AGAIN! I am compelled to re-read this every summer!

    And today Jebediah Berry’s “The manual of detection” caught mine eye…..

    I do love a good read.

    • the Muse

      oh old cow you sound like my kinda girl. The picture of Dorian Gray is a fav of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ladies of Letters sounds interestin’!

  • Tammy

    I’ve never heard of that book..must google info!! I plan on reading – Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela Choi & My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares.

    • the Muse

      tammy got Hello Kitty Must Die in my tbr pile 😀 can’t wait to take a peep! This is a gothic romance/mystery, you might enjoy it if you like Jane Eyre

  • Old Cow

    You must read a few of the letters. They are deliciously hilarious! So very well written and packed with Brit nuances and humour. I think you just might like it. Light, jovial and great with a cuppa!!

    • the Muse

      old cow sounds delightful 😀 I absolutely adore brit humor 😀 so these should appeal. Thanks Old Cow will track it down! *hugs*

  • jerseygrrrl78

    I love Picture of Dorian Gray! For some reason though, I always have the urge to read it during the fall, not the summer, hehe!

    I just started reading Suttree by Cormac McCarthy. It’s set in the underbelly of Knoxville, TN during the 1950’s. Think shady characters, lots of whisky and one reluctant hero.

    I’m also just about to wrap up a collection of articles written by Hunter S. Thompson called The Great Shark Hunt.

    • the Muse

      hey jersey girl I prob associate it with Summer reading list from the 7th grade haha 😀 which is why I tend to think of Summer/Dorian Gray!

      hmmm sounds interestin’!!!!!!!!!! haven’t heard of Suttree but must look that up!

  • Stephanie

    I haven’t read Mysteries of Udolpho but I would like to. I am impressed that you read it every summer–I suck at rereading!

    I don’t really have anything specific on my summer reading list. Right now I am reading Imprefect Birds, by Anne Lamott and The Brothers Karamazov. by Dostoevsky. The latter will take me way longer to read than this summer though!

    • the Muse

      ugh steph I’m a chronic re-reader when I love something 😀 The Brothers Karamazov is a difficult, complex read 😀 I find it’s a nicer one for reading with a group as you can discuss it and get more of a feel for the passages.