Staycation and My Summer Reading List
June 14, 2011 4 Comments
Due to a series of unfortunate events, which involved a Chicago pot hole and a bad neighborhood, I’m now a couple hundred bucks poorer. So, in order to let my savings recuperate, I’ve decided not to go anywhere this summer, skipping my plans to attend San Diego Comic-Con or PAX Prime. Instead, I’ll just go on a staycation. Lollapalooza, since it’s held right where I’m at, is still an option. But with the recent random mob attacks in the city, I’m not sure if I want to go anymore.
What I’m sure of, however, is that I’ll read a lot of books this summer. Earlier this year, I told myself that I’ll read at least 30 books this 2011. Not a lot. But, budget and time wise, that’s all I can afford. Even so, we are already half way in 2011 and I’ve only managed to read two. So, to catch up, I’m gonna use my staycation days and read at least 14 books this Summer (June 20 to September 20).
Here are some of the books that I want to read:
The Back Logs
1. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
2. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
3. Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.
4. Great House: A Novel by Nicole Krauss
5. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
The C-Note: $100 worth of books
I know that I’m not suppose to splurge. But, this time, I’m going to turn my cheek away from frugality and spend $100 on books this Summer. $100 is actually nothing compared to the cost I’ll spend on a trip to San Diego or Seattle and attend geeky conventions.
6. Robocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson ($13)
7. Machine Man by Max Barry($10)
8. Embassytown by China Mieville ($13)
9. Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin ($9)
10. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin ($15)
11. Supergods by Grant Morrison ($14)
12. Pariah by Bob Fingerman ($10)
13. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin ($8)
14. Feed by Mira Grant ($8)
That’s my list, and it really looks different since I have a lot of fantasy on it. Normally, the books that I read are sci-fi, non-fiction (science and history) and some contemporary literature. I stopped reading fantasy long ago. But, I guess, playing RIFT and watching A Game of Thrones lured me back into reading the genre.
Anyways, I’m really excited to get this thing going. Hopefully, I’d be able to finish these books before Fall rolls in.