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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

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
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 2014

For the past few summers, I've been posting a list to Facebook, but since this is my new book blog, here we are (or here I am, without followers).


This is by no means all I will read this summer, but nine books is three per month, plus room for the serendipity of the season.


1. Baseball book: "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis


2. Michael Chabon book: "Gentlemen of the Road" (I've almost caught up to you, Chabon, write more).


3. Ian McEwan book: "Sweet Tooth" (Also, the carryover book from last year, as I couldn't get it from the library when I needed it.


4. A Play: "Good People" by David Lindsey Abaire


5. A classic I've neglected: Villette by Charlotte Bronte


6. A contemporary I've neglected: "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith


7. A recommendation from a trusted friend: "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk. My uncle sent me a great list of titles last summer after his trip to Turkey. This is just the most obvious choice.


8. A novel being adapted: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. After "Gone Girl," I'll try another.


9. A YA: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (no relation). My cousin, Elyssa, is a big fan, but also clued me in to Green's faults as a writer. Also - film adaptation with the talented Shaileen Woodley.


That's it -- read along, if you like. First up: "Moneyball."