The Summer Book List!

Time to look forward to the Summer Book List! No I know that my mother is already eagerly anticipating the yard work to which I will be enslaved, and there is that whole wedding thing to plan (but seriously – if I can’t plan ONE DAY in 7 months, there’s a problem), but I am hoping for some quality pool time to work on my non-existent tan and read some good books.

Here’s the summer reading list for this year:

  1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin because I have heard tons of good things about it, the cover is cool, and Liz has a copy I can steal.
  2. The Brothers Karamozov by Dostoyevsky because if I put it on the list every summer I will eventually read it.
  3. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller because I have heard nothing but positive things about it, and you know, I do kind of think about marriage every now and then.
  4. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall because I started it and never finished it so I feel like a poser with it on my shelf.

This list is currently pathetically short because my brain is fried from the semester. Please comment below with some good books to add to my summer reading list! And people, this is not the time to get all intellectually snooty and recommend Dante’s Inferno. We are talking Hunger Games type of book here. (Please refer to last year’s summer reading list for inspiration.) This is summer. This book will need to get cozy beside my spf 30 and my towel with the smiling suns on it.  Let’s be realistic.

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8 Responses to The Summer Book List!

  1. Lawson Stone says:

    I have “Born to Run” if you want to borrow.

  2. If you haven’t read it, True Grit features the epitome of a female protagonist and it’s a very fast read. Otherwise, check out any Newberry Award Winners such as The Giver by Lois Lowry.

  3. I suggest “Cold Sassy Tree” and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” They’re funny and relatively light, but not stupid. (Also “The Poisonwood Bible” if you’re up for something heavier at the end of the summer. I’ve been recommending it to everybody since I read it in January!)

    As regards Brothers K–same here. Someday I’ll check it off. Shame on my English majorhood.

  4. Christie Veronesi says:

    You should read these two books, I LOVED them! I think you would really enjoy the humor. I have both of them if you want to borrow them, I can give them to your mom when I see her.

    Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl & 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

    Susan McCorkindale

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