I just thought I’d share my summer reading list as well as suggestions by several other sites around the web – this includes juvenile and young adult fiction. If you’d like, please add your own list or a link to it in the comments section.
The greatest thing about our online community, is the ability to discuss, share, and discover books that we might not have picked up otherwise. Recommendations to a reader are everything. At least to me, and I hope to you too.
- The Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka Sookie Stackhouse Novels)
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Good Thief by Hanna Tinti
- Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Around The Webs
- The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall (NPR)
- Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (NPR)
- The Cheerleaders of Doom by Michael Buckley & Ethen Beavers (Juvenile Fiction)(NPR)
- Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (YA) (HuffPo)
- Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (YA) (HuffPo)
- Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (HuffPo) [There must be some who haven’t read it yet…like me]
- Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (YA) (HuffPo)
- Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (NYT) [2nd book in the trilogy that started with Wolf Hall]
- In The Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson (Oprah)
- Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English by Natasha Solomons (Oprah)
- Books on the Nightstand did a podcast and a list on the subject and it worth a read/listen.
- The Brown Bookshelf also has a list for YA readers that should be considered.
Hope this helps murky the waters a bit. You thought I’d say “clear them up”? Nope. Reading should always be about lists because lists mean choices and choices are always a good thing when it comes to reading.
Yep, I’m crazy that way. And I like it.