More Summer Reading

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I’ve been remiss in actually writing down my summer reading list for this year.  Kim shared part of her list recently; I thought I’d share mine today!

I consider the “summer reading” season to be from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year; last year I squeezed in about 15 books.  Summer is busy, but I’m hoping this year with my kids a year older (and more independent) I’ll have more time to spend curled up with books.  Plus, my daughter has a fantastic reward waiting for her at the end of the summer – if she meets her summer reading goal, she earns herself a Nook Color.  I suspect she’ll be buried in books more often than not.

So, in no special order, here’s what I’m planning to read this summer.  Some books have been sent to me by the publishers for review, a few have been on our home bookshelves for quite some time (and my husband has heartily recommended them to me), and a few are by favorite authors I am excited to read more from.  Take a look:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (completed)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (completed)
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (completed)
Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain
Iron Council by China Mieville
Embassytown by China Mieville
The City and the City by China Mieville
The Kraken by China Mieville
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie*
Picture This by Jacqueline Sheehan*
Walking Into the Ocean by David Whellams*
Woman Chased By Crows by Marc Strange*
Nemesis by Jo Nesbo
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
The Unseen by Katherine Webb*
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
That’s twenty-three books on my list, in fifteen weeks.  Books with an asterisk next to them are the publisher-requested reviews.   Plus, I’m planning to re-read the Sookie Stackhouse series (but really….that might take a couple of days, max, lol!).  I also am revisiting my library of  Thich Nhat Hanh books, to do a little re-centering.  Enough writing about the books – I’m off to read!
Do you do “summer reading”?  What’s on your list this year?  Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear about it!
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