English 101- Summer Reading

11 Jun

Okay folks, it’s that time of year…time for Summer Reading.  Yay!!

Here are the books on my list to start the summer:  (btw, these are linked to Amazon for your clicking pleasure)

The Shack (I’m almost through…it’s really good.)

Water for Elephants

Running with Scissors

The Film Club:  A Memoir

To Kill a Mockingbird

The New Yorkers

Friday Night Knitting Club

Now in my opinion, summer reading should be light and fun.  Lots of romance, a little intrigue, plenty of laughs.  Nothing too heavy.  A couple of my titles go against this policy, but what can I say, I’m making an exception. 

If you’re looking for more ideas, please be sure to check my Reading List page.  And be sure to tune in next week for children’s titles.  In the meantime, if you don’t have one, get yourself a library card, and sign your kids up for the Summer Reading program at your local library. 

Okay, it’s your turn.  What are you going to read this summer??




7 Responses to “English 101- Summer Reading”

  1. Erin June 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    I’ve decided I want to read all the Harlan Coben books. We’ll be taking a trip to the bookstore this weekend… Other than that, I’m not sure. I have Devil in the White City at home and it sounds pretty intriguing… My mom’s been dying for me to read Thorn Birds. Maybe I’ll read some trashy novels – get me some V.C. Andrews…

  2. Barb June 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    Well, before I get into the fun books, I have to finish the book I started a couple of weeks ago: The 7 Habits for Families. If you have never read any of Stephen Covey’s books, they are very good.

  3. jvalways June 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    liz and i read “running with scissors” out-load to each other before bed, and we laughed like crazy!

  4. T. June 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    I WANT to read Exiles by Ron Hansen, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles Shields (by the way, after you read the novel, you gotta see the Gregory Peck movie version!), and maybe Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, but I just know that I’ll be lucky to find the time this summer. And that my list will elongate, shorten, and shape-shift in the days to come!

  5. S of 52 Faces June 11, 2008 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh this is DELICIOUS. This will give me a great excuse to actually sit down and READ this summer between working 2.5 jobs :[]

    I’ve tagged you on my Won Word meme m’dear – let’s hear your word!

  6. Jen June 13, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    I have to read Jane Eyre for my book club before August. Then I want to read some of the books on the LOST book challenge probably starting with A Wrinkle in Time and Harry Potter. Kids books, I know, but I’ve never read them so I figured summer would be a perfect time.

  7. Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle June 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    Hi, found you through Special Considerations.

    I just read The Shack and it is awesome! I also really liked Friday Night Knitting Club. I’ll have to check into some of the others. I sometimes review books that I have read on my blog; you may like some of them.

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