Every year, I get so excited as May begins ... warmer weather, longer days, and the planning of my annual summer reading list! I have a weakness for hardcover books so I buy a lot of my summer reading selections from Amazon. Don't get me wrong -- I will support local booksellers whenever I can but the bargain basement Amazon prices help me get more books to last the entire summer. I cram all of my best reading into the summer months since I am so busy the rest of the year. (That is sort of a pathetic admission from an English teacher, isn't it?)
So far, I plan to read the titles pictured above. All are paperbacks that were passed along to me by readers who actually read books all year round. Thank you literary friends!
Since I'm off to a good start with my summer stack, I'm going to "splurge" on a few deeply discounted hardcovers from Amazon. Maybe this one? Or this one? Or one you suggest? Bonus points for a new "classic", in other words something that will be on the AP Literature Exam suggested list in about ten years.