Books I’ve read this summer

books-read-this-summer-1 Sigmund Freud – Beyond the Pleasure Principle

books-read-this-summer-2 George Orwell – Animal Farm

books-read-this-summer-3 Edward O. Wilson – Letters to a Young Scientist

books-read-this-summer-4 Jo Nesbø – The Redbreast

books-read-this-summer-5 John Freely – Istanbul: The Imperial City

This summer I had a strong desire to read as much as possible. I got some good advice about what to read. The answer is preferably the classics. You know they may not be easy, but they’re certainly good. I began my summer reading with Freud’s Beyond the Pleasure Principle. I stole this book from a friend’s library and I read it on the plane to Greece. I loved it and plan on reading more Freud in the future. Then I bought myself, for something less than a coffee (turns out that classics are very cheap!), Orwell’s Animal Farm. I haven’t read 1984 yet, but now I know that I have to sooner than later. After that, I read the Letters to a Young Scientist. I picked up some useful advice about how to become a successful researcher, but I wouldn’t suggest you read it unless you want to become a scientist yourself, preferably doing research in the natural sciences. I couldn’t resist reading a Jo Nesbø this summer, so next in line was The Redbreast. I’ve already read The Snowman and The Redeemer, and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Lastly, I chose a book from my mother’s library, John Freely’s Istanbul, and it’s the one that I’m currently reading. If you want a travel book for Istanbul, then maybe you want to try that one. At least that’s what Hugh Grant told Julia Roberts in Notting Hill. What have you been reading this summer?

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  1. So far I’ve only “read” gossip magazines at the beach, haha! You can tell I’m not a bookworm! But I really like your pictures.

  2. I love your book choices! I am into classics a lot too as I started my life long #1001books reading challenge trying to read all the 1001 books everybody should have read… 🙂

    Right now I am reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen which is awesome and before that I have been reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I will write a proper post on the later one shortly on my blog! 🙂

    • Your challenge inspires me to get to reading some books. I usually have no time to read unless I am on vacation, so I tried to make the best of it. I plan to keep reading a bit every night. I would love to hear about how your challenge is going.

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