March 13, 2010

Spring Break suggested reading list!

I thought it would be fun to put together a little Spring Break 2010 reading list for all you out there who have/will have a little extra time these next few weeks and feel like picking up a wonderful book would be the best way to spend your time (isn't it always the best decision though?).

My recommendations are:

1. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath

2. The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Niffenegger

3.Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist-Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
(Cute little book that the movie was based on)

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
(High School favorite)

5. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen

6. Great Expectaions-Charles Dickens
(Just because the cover is oh so pretty)

7. Go Ask Alice-Anonymous

(Technically a short story, but it's one of my favorites)

(Short story as well, but a fabulous one nonetheless)

10. Howl-Allen Ginsberg
(Technically a poem, although the length might make you think otherwise)


(This cute drawing by Nan Lawson made me think of Scott and I so, so much)
-Chels xoxo


  1. The Time Traveler's Wife is so, so good. Even though it's sad, it was comforting to me to think of time in that way. As if all the little moments of our lives are always happening somewhere, if that makes sense. And that no one is ever really so far away.

  2. I absolutely adore how you related TTTW to real life. The idea of life's little moments happening somewhere over, and over again is simply magical. Thank you for your beautiful comment.



  3. oh my word, Perks Of Being A Wallflower is one of my most favorite books ever! It's so beautifully written.

  4. Hello! :) I've read 5 and 6 and I'm wathing 2 in the movies. Nice list, though! :)

  5. Good lord I love this reading list. I need to read ALL of them. Where shall I ever find the time!?

  6. Bell Jar is my favorite book of all time. Perks was a great read as well! I have read a few of the other books on your list and I think I may have to check out some of the others that I haven't because you have great taste!

  7. Two thumbs up from the resident English teacher! ;)

  8. I agree with Miss Indie, TPOBAW is in my top 5 favorite books.

  9. Mandi- I completely agree! Such a wonderful book!

    Petite Exploratrice- Thank you!

    Kara- This week, this week! The last three are fairly short and all three probably could be read in an hour!

    Michelle- Thank you so much! What a sweet comment you left me :] I'm glad you liked my list!

    Danielle- Hooray! Thanks girl<3

    Jennifer- I feel he exact same way! It's such a wonderful book!

  10. Aw, thank you! You're very welcome.

  11. This is such a good list! I've read most of them, and I just read Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? for my English class and loved it. Have a good spring break! :)