Tuesday, July 02, 2013

on a summer book list...

I'm keeping my summer book list small this year. I know for a fact I'll be doing a lot more writing and a little less reading on my spare time and even though I'm tempted to just push books aside for a little while and focus on my writing, it's just not something I can bring myself  look to do. I always like to have a book by my side. It's funny because I have a small notebook just for my book list. I carry it around in my purse because I never know when I'll spot a title that I want to write down or when someone will recommend a novel! Here are six books I've told myself that I want to read this summer...

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. Someone had recommended this book to me after they saw my previous post about my love for wolves. Thanks Gina! It's a true story, totally dig that, and it's made into a movie which is something I will forward to watch after I read the book. It's basically a story of a man who goes to the Canadian Arctic to observe the wolves and in doing so starts to feel a deep connection to them. It just seems like a book that I would enjoy. 

September Girls by Bennett Madison. I stumbled across a blog that strictly shares and reviews young adult and scifi books called The Book Smugglers. That's were I spotted this book and thought it sounded interesting. It's about a boy named Sam who spends his summer in a beach town where he is surrounded by beautiful blonde babes. An unexpected romance happens between him and one the girls but as things come together she pulls away. Sam is faced with trying to unravel secrets to do with her and these girls. This book is about first love and...mermaids!! Now I got your attention. I know! That's what grabbed me too. 

Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Julee had this book on her dinner table and noticed it when I was at her house while we were out in Seattle. That's one of the things I love about going over to Julee's house, seeing all the books she has stacked in random places in her home. I always end up taking photos of them so I can go back and write all the titles down. I've already read Hopeless by Hoover and that was amazing! Everyone that I have gotten to read it say the same. After that, I told myself I had to read another of her books and this one seems just as captivating! Can't wait to get my hands on it. 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Another author that I've come to like. After reading his novel The Graveyard Book I knew Neil and I were soul mates. I don't know much about this book other than it's a mysterious bewitching story and everyone that I've talked to rave about. So I'll be reading it!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A story about a girl and a boy meeting at a Cancer Support group. I heard it's a heart-swelling story that will make you cry. Even though I don't read books like this often, I think it's good for the soul every once in a while. Many around the blogosphere say it's worth reading. 

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. Out of all these, I am most looking forward to this book! I've read lots of reviews where people compare it to The Host by Stephanie Meyer in the sense that it's about an alien race taking over but also they say that it's way better. Alien movies and or books always leave me with this creepy feeling like what if? It's the "unknown" that gets me and once I heard about this book I just knew I needed to read it. 

Have you read any of these books? Or do you have any other great reads that you just think I must know about? I am always looking to add more to my never ending book list! 


1 comment :

  1. I lovelovelove Neil Gaiman. Sadly, I am putting off buying his book until I finish my mountain of unread books I already own.