Since I'm a list lover, I figured I'd share what books and films I plan to enjoy this lovely summer. In no particular order, here are some of the books I'll be savoring:
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
I bought this book late last summer, but as usual I didn't have any time to read for pleasure during this past school year. I'm excited to read it, as I've heard good reviews!
Great House by Nicole Krauss
I loved Krauss' other book The History of Love, so I'm very excited to read another novel by her. I anticipate tears and held breath and lovely passages that I'll copy down in my notebook (because I don't like underlining or highlighting in my books!)
Started Early, Took My Dog
by Kate Atkinson
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I've heard good things about this book, too--it's supposed to be a bit Hunger Games-esque. It'll likely be a quick, easy read. And if I like it, I can read the others in the trilogy!
I'll likely read more books than that--at least I hope so!--so when I do, I'll share what titles I'm savoring next!
Now on to the movies I can't wait to see this summer:
The Dark Knight Rises
I'm not gonna lie, I'm kind of a scaredy cat, and the trailer for the next Batman with its creepy chanting prisoners really freaks me out. Still, I'm pumped to see the next movie. Comes out Friday, July 20.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I still think it's a little funny that Hollywood is rebooting a franchise that's still fairly recent--then again, the Batman reboot certainly worked! And I love Emma Stone. I have high hopes. Comes out Tuesday, July 3.
Disney/Pixar films are always amazing. Add to that the fact that it's set in Scotland--I'm part Scottish. It's my heritage. Plus I love me some butt-kicking empowered heroine! Comes out Friday, June 22.
Just from the trailer I know that this movie will probably scare me. But it also looks awesome. I like action/alien movies a lot. I bet my dad will want to see this! Comes out Friday, June 8.
Snow White and the Huntsman
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Rock of Ages
I love musicals, and I'm really curious about how well Tom Cruise can sing. Plus I loved Adam Shankman's Hairspray, so I'm hoping this will be just as good. Comes out Friday, June 15.
Men in Black III
What do you plan to read or watch this summer?