Good Books to Read this Summer!

<p>My school doesn't require us to read any books, however I am soooo bored. Do you guys have any ideas of some good books that I can read this summer. I am a rising sophmore if that helps with books I might like. Right now I am willing to read almost anything.</p>

<p>If you want something that is fun to read and somewhat challenging, I suggest Catch-22.</p>

<p>1984 absolutely pwns, all the way through.</p>

<p>East of Eden by John Steinbeck</p>

<p>Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie</p>

<p>Surely your Joking Mr. Feynman...forgot the author</p>

<p>If you want a quick read that's fun, interesting, and creepy, go for The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells</p>

<p>One Hundred Years of Solitude</p>

<p>Anything by Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club).</p>

<p>Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes</p>

<p>The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky</p>

<p>Beijing Doll - Chun Sue</p>

<p>Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky</p>

<p>Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton</p>

<p>Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (I just started this today and I'm in love with it.)</p>


The author is Feynman himself :P.</p>

<p>If you're really bored and up for a big challenge, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon is one hell of a novel. I had to read it a few times to even begin appreciating Pynchon's genius.</p>

<p>Wasn't there a co-author?

<p>Warped Passages by Lisa Randall</p>

<p>The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant
In the Company the a Coutesan - Sarah Dunant
The Secret Life of Bees - Forgot...
I'm A Stranger Here Myself - Bill Bryson</p>

<p>Thanks everyone!!!
I'm still open to new books... as long as they are good!!!</p>

<p>Farewell to arms: Ernest Hemmingway</p>

<p>clifford, the big red dog</p>


<p>Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom</p>


<p>THe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams</p>

<p>I don't know if I'll get around to them this summer, but at some point in the near future I plan on reading The Picture of Dorian Gray and Metamorphoses.</p>

<p>The Autobiography of Malcolm X was really good</p>

<p>Here's what I've read/am reading:</p>

<p>Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (awesomeawesomeawesome!)
The Kite Runner (great.)
The Devil Wears Prada (haha, yes, it was cute)
The Feminine Mystique (everyone, especially women, should read this)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (or is it Dostoevsky? can't keep those Russians straight lol)
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter (just to be fair and balanced like FOX news ;) )
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem (my idol's very first book haha)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway <3
Beloved by Toni Morrison</p>

<p>annnnd..whatever else catches my eye. :)</p>

<p>You were right, leah, it's Tolstoy. :)</p>

<p>Someone else likes big-ass Russian novels!</p>