Summer is here! What's on your book list?

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  1. mstnteacherlady

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    Summer is here! Well, it is for some of us anyway.

    I have a huge reading list for the summer! Most of these books are related to my profession in some way, but some are not. Anyone reading a good book that has NOTHING to do with education?

    I'm reading The Friday Night Knitting Club (novel) right now, and I have to say I'm enjoying it. I wasn't sure if I would at first, but I like it.

    What are YOU reading? :)
     
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    partial list only

    Schulz (biography of Charles Schulz)
    American Creation
    I am Scout
    Secret of Lost Things
    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
    The Lightning Theif
    Easing the Teasing
    Founding Brothers
    A Rising Thunder
     
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    Oooh - 7 more days of school, and I can't wait to get started on the summer reading! I want to read several by Karen Kingsbury, and some by James Patterson. I also love the fun, summer beach/chick lit. Total fluff, but so much fun to read!
     
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    Someone here recommended 19 Minutes (Jodi Piccoult) on the last thread about reading. It is quite disturbing and you won't be able to put it down. If you are concerned about the climate of your school and bullying issues - it is a must read!
     
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    Not out for another 3 weeks but this weekend I've been reading:

    Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
    by Maryanne Wolf

    It's fascinating.

    Also on my list:

    Choice Words: How our language affects children's learning by Peter H. Johnson


    Haven't compile my list of beach reads yet- have to work on that- I leave for Mexico in 29 days...:2up::woot:
     
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    The Book Thief
    Chasing Harry Winston
    The Front
    Host
    Lovely Bones
     
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    Emma
    Dr. Faustus
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    My Name is Asher Lev
    Huck Finn

    Asking the Right Questions
    Learning to think things through...



    Oh...did I mention I'm in college? So these are all for my courses I'm taking. Not much "fun" summer reading for me.

    The First Six Weeks of School is my "fun" reading for the summer. LOL
     
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    Anything by Janet Evanovich....why can't that woman write faster???!!!
     
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    I took a children's lit class and got exposed to a lot of good upper elementary children's books that I have never read before! I just read The Giver and loved it!
     
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    Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
    Lovely Bones
    Dan Piper's sequel to 90 minutes in Heaven
    Anything else my sis gives me!
    My dad says I must read Janet Evanovich-cwp873-where should I start????
     
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    Please note my previous post-where should I start???:)
     
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    Her most popular series is numbered, so start with One for the Money :up:. Sarah Stromyer's Bubbles series is of the same vein - bumbling mysteries with great love stories mixed in. I read a lot and very quickly, even during school I read at least 3 books a week. In the summer it is more like 5+. I usually try to read all of the new Bluebonnet nominated books (state award for children's books). I also will read the summer beach books and my regular mystery authors. I plan to reread Love & Logic and the First Days Of School before school starts back. I love reading everyone's lists so I know what to read :)
     
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    Emma is fun, but she can be exasperating. I remember The Importance of Being Earnest being a real hoot once you figured out the puns and satire. We had to read it in high school. Huck Finn is one of my all time favorites. Now I want to go back and reread those books as well!
     
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    Anything new by James Patterson, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, VC Andrews or Robin Cook!
     
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    Oooooooo I just found out Nicholas Sparks has a new book coming up September 08!!
     
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    I am reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. He is amazing!
     
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    I saw him give his Last Lecture on Oprah and a clip of it on the national news! It was a real eye-opener.
     
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    I love Adriana Trigiani. I just finished Home to Big Stone Gap. I love it. It is the 4th book in the series. A movie is going to be made about them, soon I hope!

    I am also reading Rococo by the same author.
    Miss Julia's School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross
    and I've never read Eight Cousins of the Aunt Hill by L. M. Alcott, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
     
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    Just start with the numbers. The romances are cute too, but the number books are hilarious!
     
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    I'm planning to start the Twilight series once school is out in a couple of days.

    I also just got a notice from the library that my request is in--the newest Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz! I'm super excited to read it because Odd is one of my favorite characters.
     
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    I need to finish Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It's wonderful, but it's over 700 pages. Not something I can take with me to school during slow moments. Bastard out of Carolina is on the book list for one of the schools where I sub / am applying for a position, so I may read that one.
     
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    I am currently finishingFranklin & Lucy. Next on my list is The Bone Setter's Daughter. After that, it is anyone's guess.
     
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    I'm taking classes for certification and a masters degree. So, I'm reading the textbooks for that and the textbooks for government and history that my school uses. :(

    If I had time to read for leisure, I'd finally read Nixon's memoirs.
     
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    I just began Music of the Spheres. It's a mystery dealing with a serial killer in 1795 London.
     
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    I am now hooked on James Rollins' books. They are similar to Michael Crichton's. Adventure, political intrigue, mystery--kind of Indiana Jones-like.
     
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    Beverly Lewis' Amish series. I'm really enjoying them.
     
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    I'm reading "Eat Love Pray" and of course any chick/lit books too! They're the perfect summer beach reads. I highly recommend the Red Dress Ink Publisher, they're all so good :D

    Of course I have some summer classes starting for my teaching credential too, so I'm sure lots of textbook reads as well...
     
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    I'm only reading for pleasure. I'm trying to get through a long one, too - John Irving's Until I Find You. It's pretty bizarre, like all his books.

    Next, I plan to read The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe.
     
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    Do you know the name of it? If you do I am going to reserve it from my library now then I'll get it right when it comes in.

    I will be such a lazy one this summer, no educational reading-just reading for pure pleasure!

    I just went on his website and it doesn't say there is a book coming out in September. Where did you here that. It did say a movie is coming out, Nights in Rodanthe which was a great book.
     
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    Oh man.

    If you haven't read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, you simply have to get it.

    It's one of the most entertaining, enjoyable books I've ever read.
     
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    I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer. She wrote the Twilight series that I love. This book is good, but it's very confusing at the start, so it's one you really need to stick with at the beginning. I'm about a 100 pages into it and it's finally getting REALLY good
     
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    I have never read anything by her...does she have any series?
    I love books with reoccurring characters.

    I only have 2 weeks off for the summer so I have to fit as much reading in as possible. During the year I usually read before I go to sleep so i can usually get through a book a week. I will be taking all of your suggestions!
     
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    I will be doing a mix of educational (for college) and leisure reading. I would like to reread/review the book I need for my ELA methods course in the fall. As for leisure I'm going to read The boys of Winter which is about the US Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal, Picture Perfect, The Tenth Circle, and Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult.
     
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    Janet E. has a series of mysteries. All the titles are numbered (One of the Money, etc.) Her books are pretty light reads.
     
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    My husband just read this and said it was very good...and he's not a reader! He also enjoyed Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks. I recommend The Secret Life of Bees, and currently I'm reading Year of Wonders..so far, it's good but not a "happy" story.
     
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    I loved The Secret Life of Bees, but haven't heard about Year of Wonders. I will have to check it out...
     
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    Just read "Gotta Keep Trying" By Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant and "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation"
    by Elizabeth Berg
    I just pick up whatever at the library and start reading...the first is a sequel but I was able to follow it, of course now I want to read the first one.
    The second book by Berg, well I just LOVED IT! I could not put it down.
    So far not bad 4 days off and 2 books down...I am going to try to keep up this trend.
    I can't wait to read some of the title on here...I have seen a few, now I know what I must read.

    Thanks!:)
     
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    I've been doing tutoring at the public library which means lots of enticing books to check out!

    So far I've read:
    32 third graders and one class bunny (hilarious)
    The Morning Meeting Book
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (audio CD in car)
    2 chick lit novels...got to love them!

    I'm in the process of reading:
    Eragon (audio CD in car)
    The First 6 Weeks of School
    Twilight
    All of the 3rd Grade Battle of the Books for next year!

    I always read a TON over the summer....and almost not at all during the school year. I think I need to start reading more during school because I'm really enjoying it! =)
     
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    I saw Eclipse and New Moon tonight at the bookstore. Do those two and Twilight go together as part of a series? I know I've talked to people who were reading Twilight, but I wasn't sure if I should read them in order or just pick one up and start reading.

     
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    hello

    I started reading The Devil in White City by Erik Larson. It's really good, it's a mix of historical fiction/mystery surrounding the Chicago's World Fair. I recommend it.

    Next, I'm going to pick up a classic Agatha Christie book.. .Death on the Nile... I love her books but never read this one.
     

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