Saturday, July 28, 2012

Books to read after I graduate

School has been my life for literally the last 8 years.  Minus the two years that I took to serve a mission from '05-'07, I have been in school almost every semester, including summers, since I graduated high school.  I know, I just threw up in my mouth too.  So needless to say, I haven't had a whole lot of free time to read books for pleasure.  Hence why I've been compiling lists of things to do, see, etc. when I graduate, and one of those lists is "Books to Read."  This list is made up almost entirely of books that have been recommended to me throughout the years of student-dom/academic servitude/hell:

  1. Catcher in the Rye
  2. My Name is Asher Lev
  3. Hunger Game Series (Trendy?  Too late?  We'll see)
  4. Ender's Game (I know, I may be the only Utahn of mormon descent to NOT have read this book)
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird (don't ask me how I graduated high school w/out reading this book.  Whatever, I'm from Herriman, UT.  Don't judge)
  6. Jane Eyre
  7. Kite Runner
  8. Brave New World
  9. 100 años de soledad (Jess, eets een Espaneech)
  10. A Time to Kill
  11. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  12. The Sookie Stackhouse Series (Which I just found out the series True Blood is based on)
  13. The Uglies
  14. Dracula
  15. The Name of the Wind (courtesy of my barber)

This is the extent of my list as of right now - I would like to cordially invite any and all to make suggestions to add to my list.  Since I'm going to be working three 12 hours shifts a week once I graduate, I expect to have some free time to catch up on living.  Readysetgo.


  1. The Name of the Wind is 100% win.

  2. Of those on the list I have read:

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Jane Eyre
    Brave New World

    Never read Ender's Game and I was about to tell you you weren't the only Mormon that hadn't read it until I realized I am not of "mormon descent" so I guess I have a pass? :-)

    You have read the Harry Potters I assume or are they not a fav?
    I loved the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - including The Hobbit. Tolkien paints pictures with words...amazing.

  3. Harry Potters? Check
    Lord of the Rings? Only the Hobbit. It's officially on my list! Gracias, Pegus.

  4. What types of books tickle your fancy? I love the Ender's Game series. Same with the Eragon series. Trust me, the movie didn't do it any justice. I love Tom Clancy's bookd too. OP-Center and Rainbow Six are great. There's also Gone with the Wind and mine and Josh's personal favorite, The Coup. You'll have to ask him about that one lol.

  5. Some of the funniest books that I've ever read in all of my life are called Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, and it's a series of ten books. They're really short, and written like a diary, but like I said, hilarious.

    Another good one is The Book Thief, it isn't funny, but it's good. I Am The Messenger is by the same author, and equally as awesome.

    I keep track of the books that I read on which is nice, because you can write a review about the book as well, which you can link to your blog. I highly recommend using that website if you are going to read a lot. I tend to forget what book was about what, and if I liked it or not.

  6. A song of Ice and Fire (game of thrones) - waiting on the final book
    wheel of time - again, waiting on the final book, but it's out in feb, i believe
    mistborn - or, pretty much anything by brandon sanderson. especially his alcatraz series