Summer Reading List

Ok here are some recommendations for those needing some great beach reads and what not. Items marked with an * are actually on my list to read but have come so highly recommended by so many people I feel safe putting it on the list. Also, you'll notice these are all contemporary books, classics are a whole other story I could list those for days - and honestly there are a lot more recommendations than this list but it would be a bit overwhelming, so these are the more recent discoveries.

1. Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffeneger (amazing book I literally finished and flipped to page one to read it again immediately)
2. The Host, Stephenie Meyer (see comments on previous post)
3. Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos
4. Belong to Me, Marisa de los Santos (not really a sequel to Love Walked In, but the same characters and I think is more fun to read after you read Love Walked In)
5. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
6. The Turquoise Mask, Phyllis K Whitney
7. Same Kind of Different as Me*, Ron Hall etc.
8. Water for Elephants *, Sara Gruen
9. The Osterman Weekend, Robert Ludlam (author of Bourne Identity etc)
10. The Book Thief *, Markus Zusak
11. Sundays at Tiffany's, James Patterson (I read this in one day, easy read, perfect for the plane or a day at the beach)

My personal reading list for the summer (not recommendations, this is my list if you are interested in picking up some extra books)

1. The People's Act of Love, James Meek (currently reading)
2. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
3. Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall etc.
4. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer (and if I like that one I'll read the series, #'s5-7. It's Young Adult so surely it will be a fast read)
5. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
6. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
7. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
8. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
9. Man in the High Castle, Phillip K Dick
10. The Year of the Fog, Michelle Richmond
11. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
12. Sheer Abandon, Penny Vincenzi
13. It's Only Temporary: the Good News & Bad News of Being Alive, Evan Handler (Harry from Sex in the City)
14. Death in Venice, Thomas Mann
15. The Secret of Lost Things, Sheridan Hay
16. The Stolen Child, Keith Donohue
17. Silas Marner, George Eliot
18. Peace Like a River, Lief Enger
19. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
20. Places in the Dark, Thomas H. Cook

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    On 9:18 AM kimmie said...

    Thought of you when I found this site the other day: