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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Reading list...laughably long

Don't laugh. Here is my list of books that I want to read this summer.  I know the list is laughably long especially considering how busy my summer looks to be shaping up.  Anyway, I still hope to read these books and more...

*The ten books I am looking forward to reading/listening to the most this summer. For this week's Top Ten Tuesday

Books for up-coming Book Club meetings:
  • Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls *
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Books for Personal Challenges:
  • Stotan by Chris Crutcher---Chris Crutcher Challenge *
  • Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher---Chris Crutcher Challenge
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver--- Read a Long Book, Summer Challenge
  • Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright--- Read the ALA Winners Challenge
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry---Read a Long Book, Summer Challenge; From My Own Shelves Challenge
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern--- Audiobook Challenge *
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline---Audiobook Challenge
Books as possible Mock Printz selections:
  • A Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers *
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi *
  • BZRK by Michael Grant
  • Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers *
  • A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
  • The Difference Between You and Me by Madeline George
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein *
  • The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (In progress)
Books as possible Nifty-Fifty Cart selections:
  • Lockdown By Alexander Gordon Smith (In progress)
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix (In progress)
"Just because I want to read it" books:
  • A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron *
  • Legend by Marie Lu *
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth *
  • Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen---a favor for the Psychology teacher who would like a new selection for her AP students.

Can I do it?  Any books you think I should add, subtract?



  1. I admire your daring, Anne, and somehow I just know you will read the vast majority of those books. There are a few on your list that I'd like to read, though I'm not sure it will be over the summer, especially with the new position at work. Whatever titles you are able to read, I hope you enjoy them. Cheers, my fellow librarian!

  2. You can do it! I would definitely say to make Insurgent a must read. That book is beyond fantastic.

  3. I don't even know where to start with commenting on these! You have so many great books on your list and it looks a lot like my list :-)

  4. Where would the fun be if your list was easy to accomplish? Have fun with your leisure reading. Summer is a great time to try to catch up :)

  5. Grave Mercy! Yay! I have Under The Never Sky from the library as well. You have some great book choices. Thanks for stopping by my page.

  6. I"m in the middle of Grave Mercy and really enjoying it Night Circus was one of my favorite reads last year and I thought delierium gave some super interesting things to think about the different relationships (friend and family) were super interesting to me. have fun with these!


  7. Hmmm... when does summer technically end? At ten a month you could nail it.

  8. Great list! Under the Never Sky and Legend are amazing. I need to read The Night Circus.

    My TTT

  9. WOW that is quite a stack! Under the Never Sky was one of my favourite reads of the year so far, so unexpectedly amazing! Legend was a fantastic read too, I was surprised at how fast and easily I loved the characters. I'm in the middle of Code Name Verity right now and it's fantastic, the main character's voice is so strong and has a great sense of humor (which is a relief when the book is set in the time and situation it is!).

    Good luck with the stacks, you're in for some great reads!
    My Top Ten

  10. Huge pile of books there! Hope you get through lots of them :)

  11. Love the pile of books! Am so wanting to read Insurgent!!!!

  12. Well, I won't ask what your plans are for the summer. :) Great list of books and I see a few that are toppling my own stacks.


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