I have been so seriously slacking on my book reading. I have so many fabulous books to read and haven’t made a dent yet. I feel like I’m just in a whirlwind of crazy lately and can’t even find time to go get my eyebrows waxed, much less read a book. However the crazy is going to get a little better in July, and I am going to get my bookworm on. I love to read and just need to make time to do it. Period.
I make “Ta-Da” lists instead of to-do lists, and I am working on mine for my reading list over the summer. I’m giving it a movie/television theme because who doesn’t love a good theme, and reading books that turned into a movie or were written by an awesome chick on TV (because I still have to finish Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling’s books). I was inspired by Kristen’s Movies That Were Better Than Books post.
Helen’s Summer Book Ta-Da List
Big Fish: I’m starting with Big Fish because I got my hands on a free copy last night and love this movie more than anything. Seriously it’s in my top 5. I can’t wait to read the book even though I hear it’s disappointing.
Paper Towns: I read The Fault in Our Stars before I saw the movie and cried both times. I feel like I need to do the same with Paper Towns before it comes out this summer to get the full effect.
Something Borrowed: I’m almost embarrassed I haven’t read this yet. Saving this one for a fun beachy read…if I ever make it to the beach.
Stardust: Another one of my favorite movies that I need to read the book. I think I attempted it once and never finished.
Silver Linings Playbook: Had no idea this was a book first. Definitely adding it to my Ta-Da list.
Marley and Me: I’ve now made Molly watch the movie twice, and she has only lived with me for two weeks. I think it’s time I read the book.
The Virgin Suicides: Another movie I think is just great. Who knew all these movies came from books? Oh wait…everyone but me.
The DUFF: Again…didn’t know this was a book, but I want to see the movie and haven’t yet so I feel like I should read this first.
then, of course:
Yes Please: Because I only made it through the introduction before getting busy.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me: I also own this one and haven’t read it…I need to get busy!
I’m linking up with these cool chicks today, and you should too! Let me know what books you’re reading and what movie themed books I should add to my list.