Finals are completed and the holidays are just about over, and with a grand total of only 24 days until I leave for London, I needed to find a way to fill all of my spare time! What a better way to spend my free time than to make a dent in the immense amount of books that I have bought but have never once opened!  Just before finals were over I went through all of the books on my book shelf and picked out the ones that I thought I would be able to finish before I go.  Here are a majority of my choices:

There are not many others, but here is a completed list of what I hope to read this winter break:

  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • In the Cage by Henry James
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Maus by Spiegelman
  • There Are No Short Cuts by Rafe Esquith
  • The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • On Poetics by Aristotle
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
  • The History of Rasselas by Samuel Johnson

The good news is that I have only been out of school for 11 days and have finished 6 of these.  I am currently on Leaves of Grass, On Poetics, and Leviticus.  I may be too ambitious, but I think I can do it!

Wish me luck!