A Summer of Classics

This summer, there hasn’t been a whole lot of reading getting done. I know exactly why.


I’m falling prey to it, just like my students. All summer long, I could have been reading glorious contemporary fiction that sucks me in. Instead, I’ve been feeling guilty about not completing my summer reading. I didn’t want to read something fun, because I knew I should be reading Faulkner and Salinger. I didn’t want to read Faulkner and Salinger because.. well, for one, I despise Holden Caulfield.

What has that left me with? Not much of anything.

I read The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams last week, and finished it so quickly. Hopefully, As I Lay Dying and The Catcher in the Rye go just as quickly because, y’all, school is right around the corner, and these summer reading tests are the first thing on the agenda.

Plus, it’s my turn for book club, and I am DYING to read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

Keep me in your prayers. I will need it in the next few weeks.

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