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Books on my Summer List
@rachael18 A good beach read is in the eye of the beholder. I’m hoping to read your book this summer…at the beach, on the patio…
— Brittany R (@BrittanyR30) May 29, 2013
@brittanyr30 very true! I hope you enjoy the book, no matter where you read it!
— Rachael Hanel (@rachael18) May 29, 2013
I don’t plan a specific to read list for summer. I don’t usually characterize things as a beach read or a non-beach read. My last beach vacation I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua: the former might show up on a beach read list, but I doubt the latter would. I usually just think about the books I want to read in general. This summer is no different. As I finish reading the Little House series, I’m looking forward to diving into:
We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down
By Rachael Hanel
By Isabel Allende
The Last Runaway
By Tracy Chevalier
Year of Wonders
By Geraldine Brooks
It’s become quite obvious to me lately, that I tend to prefer female authors. Female authors, or more correctly, authors who also happen to be female are just as good if not better than male authors, but I’ve almost unconsciously gravitated toward them. I like their subjects, particularly the strong female characters that draw me in.
Upcoming Books Reviews
How Did You Get This Number
By Sloane Crosley
Catching Fire & Mockingjay
By Suzanne Collins
Socialnomics (Delayed Book Discussion)
By Erik Qualman
On the Horizon
Besides reading the great books above and writing views on the other ones, I’ll be hard at work preparing for my Laura Ingalls Wilder series during July. I’m very excited about that, so please come back.
4 thoughts on “Book Chat | 6.5.2013”
The whole concept of “beach reading” or “summer reading” seems silly. Why would we only read fluffy things during the summer and serious things during the winter? Obviously we should read all the books all the time! 🙂
If anything, those of use in the colder climates should be reading fluffy things in the winter to distract us from our SAD. 🙂
My only reading rule regarding where I can and can’t read something dealt with my Nook, but I now take baths with that, so a beach wouldn’t phase me.
I enjoyed Maya’s Notebook. I REALLY liked The Year of Wonders!
My reading doesn’t change due to the weather or season either. I just read what I read. But maybe I should read something hot and beachy during our long winters here in Wisconsin? Maybe that would help, lol.
I’m glad you enjoyed both of those books. That makes me more excited.
I completely agree about the weather. I’m in Minnesota, so I feel the same way!