May 11, 2010

10 Summer Reads



I don't know what it is about the summer season, but I always crave new and exciting books! Summer is always the time I have to get lost in a good book and find new adventures. I love it.

I think it has something to do with wanting to be out enjoying the beautiful weather... reading by the pool... reading in my cozy patio chair... reading while stretched out on a picnic under a beautiful tree.


{Mmmm... summer reading.}


So, in anticipation for summer I have been making an on-going list of books that I would love to get lost in this season. As always, I warmly welcome any and all suggestions to add to my list! Here is my list, to name a few...


1) The Last Lecture
- Randy Pausch

2) The Happiness Project
- Gretchen Rubin

3) The Carrie Diaries
- Candace Bushnell

4) Lunch in Paris
- Elizabeth Band

5) The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To
- DC Pierson

6) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Rebecca Skloot

7) Searching for Tina Turner
- Jacqueline Luckett

8) The Forty Rules of Love
- Elif Shafak

9) The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson
- Jerome Charyn

10) Girl in Translation
- Jean Kwok



My plan is to get to a book shop this weekend and hop to it!



So tell me... what's on your summer reading to do list?



7 comments:

  1. Great Post Idea! I may have to borrow it!!! ;) If you looked on my nightstand, you would find your 1, 2 and 3 books ready for the reading. In addition, I'm putting the finishing touches on Eat Pray Love and John Lennon: The Life. Have about 10 other ones to read, though (never enough hours in the day!) Love your list!!!

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  2. Great list! I love a good summer reading list. I still have a few books I received over the holidays I have not cracked open yet! tisk tisk!
    Thanks for the great suggestions!
    xoxo
    KC

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  3. Carrie Diaries is also on my list! So is the new Lauren Weisburger book, the newly released Sookie Stackhouse book and a few others. I am with Leanne, I must borrow this post idea from you lady, I hope you don't mind!

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  4. I love book recommendations. Thanks! I'm currently reading Julia Child's My Life is France, which is so lovely.

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  5. Very good list, although I must admit I've only heard of the Carrie Diaries one! {I'm so out of touch over here!} Right now, I'm reading "The Swan Thieves" by Elizabeth Kostova. Her first book, "The Historian", was a bit creepy, but I couldn't put it down! This one might prove to be the same! Eee!

    Julia Child's "My Life In France"...is that the book that "Julie & Julia" was based on? If so, I'm adding it to my reading list for sure!

    ♥ your posts, girl! I need to be a better blogger like you!

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  6. I have heard good things about "The Swan Thieves"! Adding it to my list... NOW!

    I really want to read "My Life in France". That one is actually letters and journals that Julia Child wrote. I read "Julie & Julia" by Julie Powell which is what the film was based on - it's a riot! A lot different *ahem* language and situations than shown in the movie - haha!

    Still a great read... makes me want to cook more! I love it!

    Oh hunny, you are a fantastic blogger - I always look fwd to new posts from you! You're too cute! :) Hope all is lovely over there!

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  7. How did you determine your list? While Lunch in Paris seems interesting Girl in Translation has captured my attention.Will get it as soon as I finish Three Cups of Tea. Thanks for the tips.

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