Monday, May 4, 2009

Your Summer Reading Pics

Hi Everyone,

Ms. Spitfire has the vapors and won't be able to join us today. But she sends her regards, and wanted to ask, "What is on everyone's reading list for the summer?" So if you have a moment, let's share!



Chris Eldin said...

Hi Everyone,

I'll start! I want to read The Hunger Games, Child 44, the first two Harry Potter books, and two books written by blogging buddies: The Silver Phoenix and The Magic Keepers. After that, a whole bunch of children's books to stay up-to-date!

What's on your list?

Sarah Laurenson said...

I'm currently reading Inda by Sherwood Smith and I have Fox (the second in the series) waiting in the wings. I have to find out if my neighborhood book buyer actually got The Magic Keepers for me or if I will need to get it elsewhere. That's also on my list.

And that's about it for reading time. Trying to squeeze in as much writing time as possible this summer.

Anonymous said...

I'm not even sure. Right now I'm reading Michael Palin's (of Monty Python fame) diaries that he published a few years ago. After that, I'm not sure. When does Terry Pratchett's next book come out? :)

Chris Eldin said...

Hi Sarah and StrugglingWriter,
Thanks for sharing!

HWPetty said...

I finally managed to find Ink Exchange (Melissa Marr) at my bookstore, so I'm reading that. Then I have:

* Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson.
* I need to finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which I'm having a hard time getting into.
* Paper Towns by John Green
* Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
* Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
* Kin by Holly Black (it's a graphic novel)
* Already Dead by Charlie Huston (And then the other two in this series)
* Burned, Glass, and Identical by Ellen Hopkins
* The Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip
* The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman

These are all stacked by my bed right now... it could be I am obsessed with books. ahahaha

The nice thing about YA, is that I usually burn through a couple in a week, especially Ellen Hopkins. I literally devour her books within hours. I have to read them on the weekends, because I can never seem to put them down once I've started to read.

It's not even that they're suspenseful as much as they're fascinating and easy to get lost in.

Ditto for Patricia McKillip, who is still my literary favorite.

But eventually I know I'll have to read Graceling, Hunger Games, and Book Thief. I just have so many on my TBR list already. But they are in the back of my mind.

Chris Eldin said...

Thanks for sharing your list, Heather! Looks like a lot of good stuff in there!
I definitely need to read more YA. It's my weak area.

Charles Gramlich said...

In the summer I indulge my whims.

Barbara Martin said...

My list includes, but is not limited to: The Glass of Time by Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox, The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and The Quest by Wilbur Smith.

robkroese said...

Reading, what a nice idea. One of these days I'll get around to finishing Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed by Mark Blatte.

Sandra Cormier said...

I just started Barry Eisler's Rain Fall, and later I'd like to pick up the Inkheart series.

Of course I have my sights set on Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenx, and I should pick up a copy of Adrienne Kress' Timothy book, the sequel to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman. I'll devour it and then send it to my niece.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hi everyone,
Is it summer already??? I was here before as PJ O'Brien but find I needed something new for my blog so I'm Tricia even tho y'all can call me Pat.
I have such a stack of books to read but among those I'm sure to consume soon are The Hunger Games, The Book of Lost Things, Across the Nightingale Floor and The Agency (which I won here!)

Rabid Fox said...

Oh my, summer is going to race by this year, I can feel it. I am playing my reading list by ear, but I do know I want to finish up Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series before the leaves change color.

John Marco's "Starhunter" just got added to my to-be-read list as well.