Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer Reading List

Warm weather rolls around and people start talking about their “summer reading" lists, which doesn’t make any sense. I get that when you’re in school you may be so busy with homework that you don’t have time to read for fun, but as I’ve learned with this whole grown-up-real-job thing, it’s pretty much the exact same song and dance all year round! So I can read in the winter just as much as I read in the summer – the only difference is my reading locale of choice – bed v. roof.

I don’t feel the need to change the type of book I read for the season either. “Summer reading” is traditionally lighter and sillier, but why? I guess that’s another throw-back to school days…because maybe the books you read in school are denser, so summer reading is less serious? I don’t really know. These are just theories I came up with in the pool this morning.

So anywho, the whole point of this long musing ramble is for me to tell you the books in my que. Thanks in part to this blog, people recommend books to me, loan me books, and give me books (awesomeness, awesomeness, awesomeness!). So here’s what I have on my shelves:

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux  (I’ve been working on this one for almost 2 weeks! I promise to get you a review soon!)

We Need To Talk About Kevin - by Lionel Shriver

An Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Disai

The Ginger Tree - Oswald Wynd

Life with Picasso - Francoise Gilot

The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd

 So it looks like I have my work cut out for me…I’ll be on my roof is you need anything!

What's your reading list right now? Any recommendations for me?

2 comments:

  1. I shall be very interested to see what you think about "Kevin". I will say nothing until you have read it.

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  2. I loved "We Need to Talk About Kevin." I am waiting for Anne Lamott's new book and Sue Miller's new book from the libary. Also a new one called "Orange is the New Black" is supposed to be very good.

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