Monday, June 6, 2011
My Summer 2011 Reading List
Anyone that knows anything about me knows I'm a huge fan of books and an avid reader. I'm with a book in hand more often than I'm not. I've lost countless hours of sleep because I simply couldn't put a book down. I love the magic of getting lost in a good book. I love a book that pulls me in, that makes me think, makes me feel, makes me grow. I also like to make lists. If you're looking for some summer reading inspiration, here is my Summer 2011 Reading List:
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - I read Lisa Genova's first book, Still Alice, and it was phenomenal. One of those books that you can't stop thinking about for days after you've finished it. I'm really looking forward to reading her second book.
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult - Absolutely love her. One of the best female authors of our time. I've read almost everything she's written and each new book has been better than the last.
Love You More by Lisa Gardner
The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White
Identical by Ellen Hopkins - My cousin got this for me quite awhile ago and I keep putting other books in front of it. I read Ellen Hopkin's Tricks and was surprised to really enjoy. I will read this book by Labor Day, I promise Dana.
The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight by L.J. Smith - I love me some vampires, I admit it. This is an excellent series.
Traveler by Ron McLarty - See? I do read the occasional book by a male author.
I ready McLarty's The Memory of Running and I highly recommend it. Probably the best book I've read in a year.
The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart - Don't know anything about this book or the author, but it was $3.00 at Big Lots and I liked the cover. :)
Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler - She's a riot. I wish she lived next door.
Tick Tock by James Patterson
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - It's my favorite book of all time. I read it at least once a year. I've probably read it 25 or 30 times.
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds by Jenny McCarthy
The Hour I First Believed by Wall Lamb - You must read She's Come Undone also by Wally Lamb.
Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg - I read Berg's The Last Time I Saw You last summer and it was a wonderful feel good work of fiction. I'm hoping this is more of the same.
Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin - I read a 6 sentence description of this book and cried, ok?
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman - One of my favorite author's of all time!
What's on your summer reading list? I'm always looking for good book suggestions. :)
I got one of these bad boys for my birthday. I'm so pathetic, I haven't even take it out of the box yet. I need to get on that.