A Ray Bradbury Weekend Reading List

Hello reader! I’m back with another reading list you can inject into the pauses of your weekend.

We’ll be reading the legendary Ray Bradbury this Saturday and Sunday. I promise you, these stories are soooo good. The prose is rapturous. You will sink into this.

But before we get into the stories, let’s get to know the writer Bradbury.

Born on the 22nd of August, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois USA, Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American author, short story writer, poet and playwright. His works were loved for their suspenseful yet philosophic nature. The genres he explored were science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, mystery and magical realism. Over his career as a writer, Ray Douglas published more than thirty books of which include Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. His most popular book, Fahrenheit 451, won multiple awards and has been adapted to film.

Bradbury was most loved for his short stories. Sixty-five of his short stories have been adapted for television and many of his works have made their way into comics, films and television shows. On the 12th of June, 2012, Bradbury passed away aged 91 in his home in Los Angeles, California. Today, he is still considered one of the most celebrated writers of 20th century America.

I have been obsessed with his work since I read All Summer in a Day, a story about a group of school children living on planet Venus where for a day of sunshine there are seven years of rain. I’ve read a lot of his stories ever since and I’m sure you’d enjoy them as much as I did. So, here’s my reading list:

  1. The Veldt.
  2. A Sound of Thunder.
  3. There Will Come Soft Rain.
  4. The Last Day of The World.
  5. The Pedestrian
  6. All Summer in a Day

Feel free to click on any of the stories to download your own copy and let me know what your weekend was like with these in the comments below.

Happy Reading!

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Amarachi Ike writes from Enugu, where she is currently studying Medicine at the University of Nigeria. She is an essayist, fiction writer, blogger and aspiring author.

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