30 June 2009

Top 10 Summer Reading List

I wanted to share some of the highlights of my summer reading plan in case anyone is looking for ideas. If you would like more information on any of the following books, just leave me a comment & I’ll get back to you.

1. Jodi Picoult

I finally read my first Picoult book this month: Plain Truth. It was quickly followed by My Sister’s Keeper & now I’m reading Salem Falls. I plan on working through the rest of her books as well, since she’s become one of my favorite authors already.

2. Harry Potter series

*ducks* I’ve never read the books. Well, I had read the first & fourth books. (I know, I know!) I reread the first book & the rest are sitting on my book shelf waiting for me.

3. Alex Cross series

The only books I’ve read by James Patterson are from the Women’s Murder Club series, but I’ve heard good things about the Alex Cross series as well. I’m going to read the first one & we’ll take it from there.

4. Contemporary Classics

You know those books everyone reads in high school? Like The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, & Fahrenheit 451. I’ve never read them. I’ve always wanted to read the ones that were skipped in the English classes I took, so now I’m finally adding them to my summer reading list.

5. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I recently watched the newest film adaption of the first Douglas Adams book. Now I’m interested in reading the first book & potentially the others in the series.

6. Women’s Murder Club 7. Stephanie Plum series 8. Temperance Brennan series

These are three of my favorite book series. I’m on the waiting list for the most recent in 6. & 7., awaiting the next book in 8.

9. Jane Austen

Having seen adaptations of some of Jane Austen’s books & after watching The Jane Austen Book Club, I decided that I want to read her books. I got Sense & Sensibility from the library & couldn’t get into it, but I think it’s because I wasn’t much in the mood for it. I’m going to try to start off with a different book a little later this summer & see how that goes.

10. Your Pick!

And now it’s time for my first contest! Although I’m sad to report that there is no material prize involved (I’m still unemployed). However, you will have the satisfaction of forcing one of your favorite books on me or having me test drive a book for you.

All you have to do is leave a comment with a book suggestion – title mandatory; author would be helpful as well. If you would like to suggest more than one book, please leave separate comments. You may suggest as many as you like!

On Tuesday, 7 July at 4pm I will randomly select a winner & the next time I go to the library I will take out that book & read it!

Even if your entry isn’t chosen, you still win! Between my own summer reading list & the books suggested via comments, you should be able to find some great summer reading books of your own.

So, what book(s) do you want me to read?

1 comment:

  1. I think you'll love "Crazy Love". It's incredible. I love all the books on your list, and you should also start the James Patterson series too- VERY AWESOME!