These are the books I am having to read this semester, minus one or two. Of course, I'm also trying to squeeze in as many books as possible on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, newborn care, babies, being a mom, etc. On top of this, I cannot seem to stop myself from wanting to get into some non-school-required fiction...but, who has the time?! The Brothers Karamazov, Gilead, Metamorphosis, and The Oresteia beckon me daily. Sometimes, I even flirt with a chapter or two. Oh, I am so looking forward to the days where I will have total reading freedom...Days when I am not so bogged down with required reading that I am unable to do any for leisure/simple enjoyment. Oliver is an incredibly fast reader, which allows him to handle substantial amounts of leisure reading. I, on the other hand, am not so speedy.