Summer Reading List

Remember when you were younger and you had a summer reading list that seemed a mile long? Most would panic, but I loved it! I never read Cliff notes unless it was a hard book that made no sense to me (i.e. Beowulf) . I spent the summer reading while I travelled from one relative to the next. Well vacation is coming up and I have declared it Summer Reading list time once more! Here are a few that I'll be picking up at the bookstore on my way out of town:

First on the list is The Help. I have actually had this book in my possession since the beginning of the summer but have had no time to start it, so I've been saving it specifically for the beach. I also can't wait to see the movie after I read it!
I've heard nothing but good things about Bossypants. I mean is it possible to love Tina Fey any more than I already do?
Next up will have to be some business reading with The Purple Cow and Crush It! Seems like everyone I know in a creative business have read the next two books, so I feel a little behind. I hope that they will give me a huge jolt of creativity and re-energize the passion for my business:
Cold Sassy Tree was actually on my summer reading list (circa 1996-ish) and it was one of my favorites. I think I might pick it up again.
I read Eat, Pray, Love last summer and actually enjoyed it (seems like you either liked it or hated it). Committed is a follow up to that novel, so I'm interested to see where it goes.
And finally, I might pick up The Hunger Games. Because you can't go the beach with some good ole young adult fiction!
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What are you reading this summer?


hadleybinion said...

LOVE The Help! Can't wait to see the movie!!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

You will LOVE The Help and won't be able to put it down! I was hesitant to read it at first since I'm from Jackson (where it takes place) and I was nervous about how negatively my town would be portrayed, but I ended up loving it and can't wait for the movie!

SDWM said...

The Paris Wife is my number one book rec this summer!

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