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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

My summer reading is a mix of review copies I’ve been given and books that I’ve been meaning to get to. My lists are never all that functional because major distractions come out of nowhere and all I have to do is walk into a bookstore and instantly my structured list is a shambles.

But, that’s okay. Just the idea of a summer reading list comforts me. It reminds me of when I was young and ran to the library each weekend to collect books for the summer reading program. Oh, how I loved those programs! My library would sometimes show a movie to go along with the featured book. Sitting in the cool, dark theater, munching on popcorn and all the kids laughing or crying depending on the film. Such good times.

Now that I am all sentimental over summer reading, here’s what I’d like to read by the end of September because it will be blazing hot, like 115 degrees in September so I count that as summer.

Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Every year I try to read Pride and Prejudice because I feel it’s required reading if you blog about books but every year it gets pushed to the back of my shelf. This year, I am going to read it. I declared it here so it must be so.

I noticed after writing this up that I only listed one “summery” vacation type book on here.  Are your summer reading lists usually light or heavy?

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Spring Break 2013 – My Book Bag

Spring Break Reading 2013

No big plans for break but what IS on the list, is a small road trip and hopefully lots of reading. Here’s what’s in my bag:

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle  by Haruki Murakami (use the hashtag #winditup2013 for more info on the read-along).
More Than You Know by Nan Rossiter
When She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss
Panorama City by Antoine Wilson

Don’t think it will all get read but a girl has to have options. What will you be reading this weekend?

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