1. The Hunger Games Trilogy - Truth be told, Jesse bought this series for me as a birthday gift, since we both liked the movie, and I've already finished them. They were a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read.  Yeah, these are definitely part of the "Young Adult" genre, but they had enough going on beside teen romance to keep me interested.

2. Slouching Toward Bethlehem & 3. Blue Nights - I've already talked about how much The Year of Magical Thinking floored me, so it's high time I dive into the book that really put Joan Didion on the map, as well her latest book, which continues where T.Y.O.M.T left off.

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - This book is another "Young Adult" novel, but since it apparently was first published around 1999, when I was still in my teens, I feel like I'm just catching up. I hadn't even heard of it until I saw the trailer for the movie they're making of it. All I know is that it's about outsider teenagers and it's been banned from some libraries - sounds good to me.

 5. Brideshead Revisited - No real reason behind this pick, I've just heard of it for many years and it always seemed like something I would enjoy. Plus, it'd be nice to fill out my summer reading with a classic.

6. The Songs of Fire and Ice Series - Jesse and I watched the first season of Game of Thrones and are eagerly awaiting the second season to come out on DVD. In the meantime, Jesse gave me the series of paperbacks the show is based off of as another birthday gift. Between this and The Hunger Games series, he's really intent on nerding me out. Since each of these books is around 900 pages or so, I'm sure they'll last me through at least the end of the summer.

Summer Reading List

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