This Monday is Memorial Day, which means summer is here. One of my favorite parts of summer is grabbing a book and burying myself in it for like 5 hours. Although I do plan on networking this summer and completing some other projects, I, Hussain al Nowais, will also finish my summer reading list. My list includes a biography or two, some fiction, non-fiction and other books I have wanted to read for a while. If you are looking at a few books to read this summer on the beach, here are several you may want to put on your Amazon Wish List.
Go Set a Watchman: This is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s supposed to take place 20 years after the events of Lee’s first and before this book’s release only novel. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird when I was a child, and I look forward to seeing where Scout is now.
A Game of Thrones: I love the show, but I have always wanted to sit down and see how Martin’s books differ. Apparently, especially with this current season, a lot has changed. A Game of Thrones is the first book in the Song of Fire and Ice series, and at more than 800 pages, is not a quick read. Still, I do want to see if Jon Snow is a little more interesting in the books.
The Wright Brothers: David McCullough is our foremost popular historian, and his newest biography on the fathers of aviation certainly looks to be among his best. Their wiki doesn’t do them justice. If you’re new to McCullough, I would suggest his biographies on John Adams and Harry Truman besides this one.
Cat’s Cradle: Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers of all time, and I’ve been trying to make a point to reread one of his books. Cat’s Cradle stayed with me even more so than Slaughterhouse-Five. Did you know that Vonnegut used the manuscript to this book for his Master’s Thesis? I hope he graduated at the top of his class.
Wyrd Sisters: Not every story needs to be a depressing one. If you haven’t read anything from Terry Practchett and his Discworld universe, you are really missing out. Pratchett died this year, and although I will never get the chance to read a new Terry Pratchett, that doesn’t mean I can’t cherish the ones written. I would check out his wiki to see which book matches your taste and sense of humor. This one is a spoof of Shakespeare with special attention paid to “Hamlet” and “Macbeth.”