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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WWII
Stephen E. Ambrose
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M.T. Anderson
The Path Between the Seas
David McCullough
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Summer Reading List in Review

It's Labor Day, so it's the last day of my Summer Reading List. You can review the titles here: http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/643/summer-reading-list-2016


It's always nine books, filling specific slots. Somehow, I generally manage to complete only eight of them. This year, the one that dropped out and will be carried over to 2017 was "Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell." I had been saving it for Labor Day weekend but instead picked up M.L. Stedman's "The Light Between Oceans," because of the Alicia Vikander movie released last Friday. I do not regret that choice. 


The standout book in the group for me was "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. It was a little jewel - just a few hours' reading time but into a perfectly crafted little human drama. I can't wait to read more from Barnes. Thanks to S. for suggesting it.


Of course, I spread "War and Peace" over the whole summer, but now I have the humble-brag rights of completion, which I claimed here: http://carissagreen50.booklikes.com/post/1462207/finished-war-and-peace.


Thanks to B. for the loan of her personal copy of "Ready Player One." So much fun. Definitely written as a series of "set pieces" that border on pop culture cliche, but it works in that format. 


Not much else to say right now. What did you read this summer that you'll remember through the years?