Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What are you reading this summer?

Sorry, I have another list. I'm beginning to realize that my life is a series of lists with items being shuffled from one to another. Done, to do, not yet, almost finished, never, maybe....

Anyway, this is my summer reading list, in no particular order...

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - Three sisters, as different in temperament as King Lear's daughters, each return to their parental home, harbouring secrets.

Fault in our Stars by John Green - Sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus, an ex-basketball player and amputee.

The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.

IQ84 by Haruki Murakami- A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84.

The Book Thief by Zusak Markus - narrated by Death, the book is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy. It describes a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II.

Bossypants by Tina Fey according to the NY Times its a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephronisms for a new generation.

Undone (Georgia #1) by Karin Slaughter - When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater - Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - The story of a man who gives away his newborn baby, who has Down syndrome to one of the nurses.

The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston - In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

A Feast for Crows (Game of Thrones book 4) by George R.R. Martin

I'll keep you posted as I progress.... I'm guessing I'll be finishing up with these around the end of July, then I'll be looking for suggestions :)

Have you read any of them? Do you have any suggestions? Any of them on your list too?

18 comments:

  1. Great list! I'm reading Five Quarters of the Orange for book club, and then I don't know what I'll pick up. I may 'borrow' a couple of the titles from your list.

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    1. feel free! and let me know what you think

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  2. I enjoyed Shiver & I started the Book Thief. While I enjoyed it, I was seeing if it was appropriate for my classroom (it was too old for them) so I didn't finish it at the time. I will pick it up again later :)

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  3. I'm reading Finding me in France and 50 Shades of Gray, but I suspect it'll be awhile before I'm done.

    I'm off for the summer and I love gardening, walking, bike-riding....I just can't seem to read this time of year----anything but.

    You have a quite a list, they all look good!

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    1. I read 50 shades (was not the best)

      what did you think of Finding me in France?

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  4. Wow that's some list!!!! I want to get some books off Amazon.com about the Halifax explosion of 1917. The first thing I thought of when I saw you list the Weird Sisters was the band that played at the Hogwarts Yule Ball. lol

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    1. I started the Weird Sisters today, turns out they are named after Shakespeare's weird sisters..

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  5. I have SO MANY books on my reading list. Summer or winter, the list is always there. One book on your list, IQ84 sounds very interesting. I'm going to get it...

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    1. my list seems never to end, but I'm setting goals

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  6. That's a good list!
    I have so many waiting on my iPad. Finished M. Pax's and still need to do a review and am reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter now. (Want to be ready for the movie in a couple weeks.)

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    1. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is my first read after this list (was it good?)

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  7. I've read The Fault In Our Stars, The Book Thief, and Shiver. The second is one of my favorite books.

    I've got IQ84 on my list as well.

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    1. I don't have them in any set order, so I might start The Book Thief next

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  8. I don't think I've read a book since I started reading blogs. Not enough hours in the day.

    Enjoy yours!

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    1. I won't sleep until I read at least a few pages - prob explains why I'm so tired all the time

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