I am beyond thrilled to be leaving for Mexico in a few days. It should be a fun trip sans biology tests, newspaper stuff, work (though I love my boss..so really how bad can work be?), lab reports, and lit papers. I am planning on bringing a few books and I thought I would share the list. My anticipated routine includes sitting by the pool and or beach, ordering a drink and reading away, knowing and loving that my depth of analysis is not accountable to a discussion in a DU classroom.
Freedom by Johnathan Franzen
This book has been described as comical and heartbreaking--a book about the American "nuclear" family. I started it a while ago, and must admit I was stifling my laughs in the bookstore.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
I have little experience with Didion's work, but have recently listened to a few npr segments regarding her navigation of grief after the loss of her daughter and husband. This book addresses her husband's death and I am sure it will be a pleasure to read.
The Marriage Plot by, one of my personal favorites, Jeffery Eugenides
I was moved and inspired by The Virgin Suicides and relished each page of Middlesex. I imagine this new release will have similar affects.
So there's my vacation reading list. What are you currently reading?