Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Reading

Join us in our reading revolution!  There’s read-aloud time at our house, and then there’s quiet reading time, and during that time, mom has to read too!  So in an effort to spend my quiet reading minutes wisely, I’ve solicited suggestions from those I love best.  Here are the results:

Recommended Summer Reading, 2010


The Goose Girl- Shannon Hale

Outliers- Gladwell

The Mortal Instrument series- Cassandra Claire

In the Woods- Tana French

Story of a Girl

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Lemon Tree

Hunger Games series

Living Reed- Pearl S. Buck

Atlas Shrugged

Prayer of Jabez- Bruce Wilkinson

Gift from the Sea- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Same Kind of Different as Me - by Ron Hall

Count of Monte Cristo  - by Alexandre Dumus

Voices - Essays from survivors of Hiroshima

Year of Wonder -  by Jeraldean Brooks

March -  by Jersldean Brooks - the story before Little Women

Sarah's Key - by Tatiana D. Rosnay

Book Thief - by Markus Zusak

Shadow of the Wind - by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Elegance of the Hedgehog - by Muriel Babery

Cry the Beloved Country - by Alan Paton - about Apartheid

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - by Lisa See

What Happy People Know  - Self Help -  by Dan Baker, Ph.D.

Pigs in Heaven -by  Barbara Kingsolver

Wild Swan - by Jung Chang

Joy Luck Club - by Amy Tan

The Help - by Kathryn Stockett

Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver

Left to Tell - by immaculee Ilibagiza - about the Rawandan holocaust

Ahab’s Wife, and Old Man and the Sea- Sena Jeter Naslund


Happy Summer Reading!!


Robert and Cherlelynn Bednar said...

Love you blog and book ideas. Glad I found it--I'll have to add it to the ones I'm following. Have a great day! -Cherlelynn

Alyosha said...

That's quite the list. Story of a Girl is by Sara Zarr, just so you know. By what you REALLY need to read is Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Leavitt.

DaNae said...

You need to move The Help to the top of your list. I loved it. Have to sample some of those on my kindle. Read quite a few of them already. Forgot about them. Will add them to my goodreads shelves. Are you on can post to your blog & facebook. I more thing to do :)

Patria said...

do you use a kindle? this is a good list! i recently finished Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was great on audio book because I loved the British accents. I loved that book. I'll remember Wild Swans forever- it was a heavy read. Gift from the Sea is a great summertime classic read. Have fun!