Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The summer reading list

I'm not sure how I escaped it, but I don't remember ever having a summer reading list when I was in school. Not that it mattered, because I read all the time (you know, the walking-up-and-down-stairs-with-nose-in-book kind of kid).

Now, of course, I can't walk around with my nose in a book anymore, not least of all because I am always carrying something else--child, laundry, stray toys--or because I'd trip over something (child, laundry, stray toys) if I weren't paying attention. I do always have at least one book in progress, but it may take me weeks to finish it during stolen moments.

This summer, I'll be reading these for sure (they are book club picks) and probably squeeze in a few others as they pop up. (I just read Friday Night Knitting Club after my mom passed it on. Eh; but the funny part is the author succeeded me at a job once. My mom had no idea!)
What's on your wish list or bedside table for this summer? (If you need ideas, this is kind of fun -- a list of city-, region-, and state-wide "one book" efforts.)

7 comments:

Lady M said...

The latest of Alexander McCall Smith's No 1 Ladies Detective Series. And maybe I'll sneak in the last book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series too. :)

mamatulip said...

I have several books on my night stand for this summer and I am excited about them all!

I've got -

The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
and...Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm jealous. All of my reading material is for review purposes. Just started The Maternal is Political last night.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I haven't read the last 3 books published by myalltimefavoriteauthor, Ursula LeGuin. They're never at the library & they're still in hardback, so I won't buy them. (Is that dumb or what? I won't buy hardbacks of myalltimefavoriteauthor.) I plan to get to them this summer.

My other favorite, Molly Gloss, also has a new book out that I haven't read yet.

Magpie said...

Oh, there's a stack of 20 books on my bedside table. I just added The Dud Avocado to the pile.

jodifur said...

Chasing Harry Winston, the Beach House, and I'm going to try to get through the Rhett Butler book again.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I'm reading Beautiful Boy right now by David Sheff--so I want to read Tweak written by his son Nic next. I also have Like Water For Elephants and Loose Girl on my bedside.