As kids, my brothers, sister and I usually would participate in a local summer reading program, promoted by the public library or our school. You'd usually get some sort of reward at the end of the summer or upon the completion of the assigned books - sticker sets, coupons for free fries, tickets to local sporting events...the list goes on.
Well, I am done with school for this year and have the summer off, so there are a bunch of books that I have been wanting to read. At the end of the summer, having completed the self-assigned reading (listed below), I will rewarded with...well...I am not sure yet, but your suggestions will be seriously considered. Now you might think that my list is lame or undemanding, but I do not want to be overwhelmed with deadlines - I just want to be able to do some pleasure reading in the absence of tuition-based academic responsibilities.
If you have not found anything you are interested in reading this summer, feel free to join me in my bookish efforts. Keep in mind that I have little interest in fiction, but will be attempting to gain an appreciation through reading one selected classic. Should you choose to opt out of certain readings and replace them with others, please do so - all reading is good reading.
Ondrey Summer Reading Program 2007
The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory
By J. M. Adovasio
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
By Steven D. Levitt
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
By Paul Kivel
The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus
By Scot McKnight
East of Eden
By John Steinbeck
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
By Barbara Ehrenreich
The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works-and How It's Transforming the American Economy
By Charles Fishman
To Be Determined
By: To Be Determined
Any suggestions may be submitted at this time.