Summer is one of my favorite times for reading. There are few things I enjoy more than swimming some laps and then relaxing by the pool with a book. And don’t get me started on the fun of the summer reading program (you read and get cool stuff?!? Win, win to this reader!).
Here are a few selections I’d like to read this summer.
Star Wars: Brotherhood by Michael Chien
Ordinary Monsters by J.T. Miro
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light by Rona Murno (audiobook)
Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii by James Horan (audiobook)
Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror by Ian Marter (audiobook)
I’ve always had a healthy TBR pile. I’ve considered it the secret to immortality.
My TBR pile has increased since I picked up an e-reader all those years ago. Now books can not only lurk on a shelf or table but also on my device waiting for me to get to them. It’s not that I don’t want to read them, but I get easily distracted by new arrivals or a whim or finishing something that is due at an earlier date at the library.
Time for a little literary meme-ing with Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). This week’s prompt is to write a one-word review for the last ten books you’ve read. I’ve decided to do two lists this week: One for the books I’ve read and another for books I’ve read to/with my daughter.
Books I’ve Read
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel — Compelling
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie — Underrated
If You Tell By Gregg Olsen — Haunting
The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd — Moving
Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen by Terrance Dicks — OK
Daughter by Kate McLaughlin — Decent
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward — Memorable
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie — Intriguing
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi — Light
Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman — Great
Books I’ve Read To/With Shortcake
The Moose Who Loved Noodles by Rachel Dutton — Silly
A Frog Ate My Sandwich by Christine Durkin — Meh.
My Dog May Be A Genius by Jack Prelutksy — Great
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler — Fun
We Are Growing by Laurie Keller — OK
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein — Classic
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell — Classic
Big Nate : In A Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce — Funny
Baloney and Friends: Dream Big by Greg Pizzoli — Fun
Many moons ago, when I was taking high school AP English, my teacher pondered which of Stephen King’s prolific library would stand the test of time and be considered a classic of literature. That conversation comes to mind today as I ponder this week’s literary meme Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). Today, we’re asked which books published since the turn of the century do we think will become classics.