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My 2012 Summer Reading List

The Bird Saviors

In One Person

The Dog Stars

Jaws
Disturbing the Peace
Wild
Norwegian Wood

There But For The
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
For me, summer starts Memorial Day weekend and guess what? We are already there! Hard to believe, but it’s true. This summer, my list is all over the place. I never use these lists as a hard and fast rule for anything because I am easily influenced by Net Galley, Edelweiss, other book blogs and what shows up on the “New Books” shelf at my local library. However, these are the books that I hope to read this summer. Not your typical beach fare but I like the heavier stuff anyway and I have always, always wanted to read Jaws. I plan to read that one while sitting on the beach, slathered in Coppertone with the book in one hand and a tuna fish sandwich in the other.

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What’s on your list?

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Summer Reading 2011 or…If I read these books this summer, I’ll be happy.

Summer Reading 2011

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø
Model Home by Eric Puchner
The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson
Child Wonder by Roy Jacobsen
The Upright Piano Player by David Abbott
Duma Key by Stephen King
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø

There will be other books, because I have a bunch that I agreed to review, but these are the books that I really want to read over the summer. Summer is not summer without a King book in there somewhere, and I’m surprised that I haven’t read Duma Key already. It’s a chunkster. If you’ve read it, let me know if you liked it.

I also had to fit Nesbø in there (surprise!). Because I love him so much, I decided to slip a second book into the mix. You know, because I am his #1 fan and all.

For me, summer is a time to delve into the books that I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. Some might be a bit heavy or dark, but I like heavy and dark. I know some people skip the list making, but creating the list gives me something to look forward to.

What are you looking forward to reading this summer?