Reading List

Well, a week and a half into break and I’m officially grasping at straws for something to do. It’s not that I don’t have anything to do–I’ve been meaning to redesign my portfolio since the summer–but I never seem to want to do the things I think of at the time I think of them. Lost you yet?

I have resorted to reading. I do like reading, but I never have time to read for fun during the school year, so I guess I try not to start any books because I only have time for so much. I’ve reached that point during break though where I need SOMETHING ANYTHING to do, so I gathered up some books to read/reread…

I’m going to have a go at getting through as many of these as I can before classes start again on January 9th:

  • Reread The Hobbit – I’ve started this one already and read the first 45 pages
  • Reread The Lord of the Rings – all three
  • Reread Wuthering Heights – I read this in sixth grade and remember exactly none of it
  • Read Jane Eyre
  • Read 1984 – I feel like everyone in the world has read this book except for me
  • Read All the President’s Men – this book kept coming up in the game of Trivial Pursuit my mom and I were playing, so I decided to read it since she does own it

Hefty list, I know, and I probably won’t get through more than two of them, but WE SHALL SEE.

I’m off to read more of The Hobbit now before bed. What are you reading right now? Anything? Do you read? Are you bored? Help me be un-bored! I don’t even feel like playing Xbox.

11 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. Whoa, that’s a lot to read before Jan 9th. Good luck with the list! I’ve read Jane Eyre and 1984, but it was so long ago, I don’t really remember much about them. I’m amazed you’ve read all 3 LoTR books! I attempted to a while ago but didn’t finish the first book. Maybe it’s about time I tried again.

    I’m currently reading programming books, so that’s kind of boring, haha. I also started reading The Walking Dead comics.

    1. I read the LotR books for fun during my second semester of 8th grade, in 2006. It took me all semester, but I wasn’t reading diligently that whole time. I’m just past a third of the way through rereading The Hobbit as of this moment!

  2. If you manage to read that list of books, then you are one fast reader! I’d read the books that you haven’t read first. And you’re not the only person who hasn’t read 1984. I haven’t either, and I think that I will at some point.

    At the moment, I’ve just taken to playing Pokemon White like a little kid. Such a cute game!

  3. Oh my, that is a lot to read!! I rarely read, if there’s a lot of hype about a book, I’d watch the film (if there is one) just to know what people are going on about. Although I must admit after the twilight hype I read the first book before the film.. Then watched the film.. Book was way better than the film! Maybe I should read more.. Thing is once I start I NEED to finish asap, I don’t like putting books down. Which was fine last year as I had all evening after work to read, we had no tv and my fella was working nights. Now he’s unemployed, we have the tv on constantly and the living room IS the bedroom.. So no quiet me time 🙁
    Ah well, I usually keep mysef occupied with forums. Even that can be difficult with no computer, just a phone.
    Nevermind. Good luck with all that reading!

  4. Good luck reading all those books on your break! I think one of my favorite parts about being on break is actually having the time to read. I love books and I love reading, but I never seem to have time when I’m in school. But yay for break! It’s kind of funny because the last five books I’ve read were The Hobbit, the LOTR, and then Wuthering Heights. I wasn’t crazy about Wuthering Heights, that was the first I’ve read it, but I love The Hobbit and LOTR, as always. 🙂

  5. That’s a good list of to-reads-and-rereads. I love reading as well but I stopped because I got a new phone. All my eBooks were in my old phone and I wasn’t able to save them *sigh* I was reading Will Greyson, Will Greyson by John Green and David Levithan. I was halfway through the book. Now I decided that I should get actual copies of the books I want to read so I will still buy an actual copy of Will Greyson, Will Greyson and then proceed with The Magician by Michael Scott.

    I’m currently having my Christmas break too and most of the time, I just watch TV (even though the shows get boring some times). There’s this channel that always plays Breaking Dawn Part 1, Cars 2 and 2012 over and over again and I can’t count how many times they have played those darn movies. It’s irritating!

    Happy New Year! 🙂

    1. I read Will Grayson, Will Grayson a couple years ago! I checked it out from the library. I didn’t actually enjoy it very much, but I’m curious to hear what you think of it once you finish!

      Happy New Year to you, too. 🙂

  6. I feel as if I never get time to read. So many good books but yet I feel as if I just don’t have the time to read them. I have time for websites, fanlsitings, etc but I feel as if I never take the time out to just sit and read. Breaks from school/work always get old for me. Its fun the first few days to sleep in and get extra time to do things but after so many days it just gets old and I want to go back, haha.

  7. Wow, I look up to you so much – despite having so much to do you still try to score in some reading time! This I wish I could do.


  8. Hi again Rachel!! Been a long time. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🙂 Oh reading, I do love that word! I had a mad dash to finish my 50-book goal last 2012 but I did it on December 31! HAHA just in the nick of time! I also reread The Hobbit last year. Man I seriously love that book. Have you watched the movie? I can’t get enough of it! I watched it 3 times XD haha!

    Am sure that you’ll be able to finish at least 2! Can I just say you have an awesome reading list? Wuthering Heights is depressingly awesome (you’ll hate the characters, but love the story somehow). Jane Eyre hauntingly great (I loved this book back in elementary or was it first year high school). 1984 thought-provoking scary fun! I actually wanna reread this again… If you really want scary though, read Franz Kafka’s The Trial or Metamorphosis. Man those are really Kafka-weird books XD Though Haruki Murakami is closer to my kind of weirdness. I’d recommend Norwegian Wood first (less weird) then progress to Kafka on the Shore (not the other weird author) and then read A Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

    Good luck Rachel! 🙂

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