I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge fan of reading. I love magazines. I love the way they create little scenes and little stories in all their pictures. Whether every detail has been carefully planned or if its a little haphazard…I find it inspiring! I suppose I’m a visual learner. I love seeing, doing, feeling and creating things. In school I was a horrible test taker. I couldn’t stand the thought or the process of sitting down and reading a textbook and then taking 100 question test on what I read. I never scored well. Give me a project, something that I can create with my hands, something I can imagine, something that doesn’t have an ‘answer’…then I’ll excel.
I’ve always loved books….not reading books…but having books or looking at books. (again with the picture thing) Sadly, I one of those people that judge a book by its cover. Some books covers are created with the most beautiful pictures or fonts and it draws me to it. Some would say I’m a sucker for good marketing. Anyway, after being inspired by some fellow bloggers, and realizing I haven’t read a book in its entirety in over a year, I decided to craft myself a summer reading list.
In less than four days, I’m over half way through The Glass Castle (which says a lot for the book if I could read that much that quickly) Next I’m reading Little, Big then The Life of Pi and then I’m not sure. A couple suggestions include Man’s Search for Meaning, The Alchemist, and Standing in the Rainbow.
I suppose I’ll see if I can make it through the first three books and move on from there. If you have suggestions for a must read… please leave a comment below. I love books with ‘heart’ or some inspired meaning. Obviously.