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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles W. Eliot, The Durable Satisfactions of Life
PLAN #1 – Join The Jane Austen Book Club
Two years ago, I’ve read a book by Karen Joy Fowler entitled The Jane Austen Book Club. It was a fascinating story about a group of five women and one man who discuss the novels of the great Jane Austen in a period of six months. Throughout the whole process they start to discover things about themselves and their love lives. It was a read that left me curious as to who Jane Austen was and her novels (because when I started reading this book I was a total Austen virgin, I had no clue who she was). So I did the most obvious action, I bought the novels of Jane Austen gradually and read them all (this decision might be the wisest I’ve made).
So this summer I was actually planning to simultaneously read TJABC and the designated Austen novels that were being discussed in each Chapter. I want to be a part of the whole Club and relate to what they were currently reading. But with time flying by so quickly, I think that this plan is not plausible at all.
PLAN #2 – Read some of my favorite novels once again
Do you have a favorite movie that you’ve watched a hundred times and still laugh at the jokes you’ve already heard or cried at the scenes you’ve already scene? Well I have that feeling to both books and movies. In my case the books I want to reread are the following:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- Chocolat and The Girl With No Shadow by Joanne Harris
As with theatrical releases, I anticipate novels that I have been waiting for a while and books I have been lusting for quite some time. Here are some of those books:
– The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
– Beastly by Alex Flinn
– Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
– Something Blue by Emily Giffin
Well wish me luck! 🙂