Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Reads (So Far)

Hard to believe the summer is half over already! WOW! Seems like it was only a few days ago that I was plotting out the next few months, trying to line up some assignments and do some serious chilling out. Well, I did manage to land a few assignments, and I've done a pretty good job of chilling out, although I'm already starting to prep for my classes this fall. Busy, busy, busy!

I've been true to my word and have been doing a lot of reading. My list since classes ended in May include:

The Postmistress, Sarah Blake

Admit One: My Life in Film, Emmett James

*Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Jordan Sonnenblick

On Mystic Lake, Kristin Hannah

Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict, Avis Cardella

*To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

*The Help, Kathryn Stockett

My Fair Lazy, Jen Lancaster

The Fixer Upper, Mary Kay Andrews

*The Lost Girls, Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett, Amanda Pressner

*The Opposite of Love, Julie Buxbaum

*highly recommended

I'm currently revisiting The Great Gatsby for my one class this fall, and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, which I didn't expect to like (very different from what I usually read) but am getting into.

I've been pleasantly surprised to have read quite a few great books so far. Last summer, I hate to say it, but nothing really rocked my world. So glad that that isn't the case this year! I have oodles of noodles more to go, so I'll keep you posted once summer winds down.

What books have you read so far this summer? Which ones have been hits? Misses?

1 comment:

  1. I've read a few great books over the past few weeks, but they're nothing like what's on your reading list! Haha. I really enjoyed 'The Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy); 'Shadow Bound' by Erin Kellison (dark fantasy/paranormal); The King's Mistress by Emma Campion (historical); oh, and Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica, which is GREAT if you eat out regularly. Very eye opening!

    Anyway, I hope the rest of the books on the docket are just as great as the ones you've already read... happy summer reading!