Your Summer Reading?

Jul 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Book News, Fandom, Featured Articles, Question of the Week, Site News

This week we want to know every book that has made it into your beach bag!  We know you’ve been reading the Summer days away, and what better place than here to share all the books you’ve read?  On the podcast we will be going over some of the books you’ve been reading so make sure to list them down in the Comments Section!

Question of the Week:

What are your favorite Summer Reads?

73 Comments to “Your Summer Reading?”

  1. jane says:

    shiver!
    but i don’t want to finish it because i cant get my hands on linger, and even if i know shiver wont end well, i still dont want to know what’ll happen before i get linger =)
    i just hate unhappy endings just hanging there =(

    im kinda weird, i know =)

  2. Ashley E. says:

    Hey guys!! To start i just wanted to say that i absolutely love your podcast and i started listening 6 months ago or so and im actually only on week 38 right now :) Anywho, i just really wanted to answer a question of the week so here it goes: My favorite summer read for this summer is the nancy drew series!! I know that some of them are up to 80 years old but i love them, i’ve always wanted to read all of them and now im trying to! Like i said i love your podcast and i cant wait until i get caught up with you guys since im so far behind :)

  3. Lisa Grace says:

    Author Lisa Grace’s novel “Angel In The Shadows” just made AOL’s Top Ten Most Challenged Book List of 2010 as an alternative to the highly popular “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyers.
    http://shopping.aol.com/articles/2010/05/07/top-ten-most-challenged-books/
    If you’ve read the whole Twilight series you might enjoy
    “Angel In The Shadows.”
    http://www.lisagracebooks.com
    The difference between vampires and angels? Angels are real.

  4. Becky G. says:

    I’ve read quite a few books this summer -sorry I don’t remember all the tittles- but just a few are:
    Twilight Series by SM -very obvious.
    My Not-So-Terrible Time At The Hippie Hotel by Rosemary Graham -reading it right now and love it.
    Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl -very interesting, sort of mystery sci-fi.
    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick -I love this book, its so good and it reminds me of Twilight in many ways.
    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain -a lot like Hush, Hush, but still different.
    Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen are must reads for the summer, I love both authors, they have many awesome and very interesting books.
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -can’t wait to read MockingJay, wish my birthday was tomorrow, not on the 29th.
    Then Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling -its like a classic to me.
    I think that its I have for books, if you notice mostly everything is teen fiction or something like that.

  5. stellabluebella says:

    I read Little Bee by by Chris Cleave… Not sure if I recommend it or not because I was crying my eyes out by the second chapter (but there are days I feel like crying). I guess that shows the writing is good since I was so emotionally involved in the story so soon. Its a sad yet oddly uplifting tale. Not YA genre but the main character is a 16 year old girl. It did make me think about issues I would likely NEVER have thought about had I not read the book.

  6. Princess Victoria says:

    I’ve read 15 books so far this summer—–

    1. Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
    2. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
    3. Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
    4. The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
    5. Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton
    6. Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton
    7. The Day Diana Died by Christopher Andersen
    8. 100 Best Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith
    9. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
    10. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
    11. Girls In Trucks by Katie Crouch
    12. Message In a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
    13. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
    14. A Woman Named Damaris by Janette Oke
    15. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  7. Andrea G says:

    First I re-read the Twilight series in late May/early June for the third time – I had to! How could I go see Eclipse without reading them? But then (guilty confession alert), while on vacation in July I read them again! I just couldn’t resist… my obsession with the books is a little cyclical and climaxes whenever a movie/dvd is released. ;D

    But since then, my addiction is easing a bit and I’ve also manged to read The Shack by William P Young, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya and another MJ biography (Unmasked I think…). Or, I also read Now I know why tigers eat their young by Peter Marshall, but that was more self-help for dealing with my teenagers. (And yes I read SSL of Bree Tanner, which only feed the addiction more, but I know you understand!)

    Here’s my reviews:
    The Shack: Very interesting and thrilling read, one I may have to read a couple more times to get, but I liked it because it was promoting faith and a personal relationship with God without getting *too* preachy and through fiction.

    Huck Finn: Glad I finally got this classic (there’s a number of them in my reading pile). Enjoyable and deep, lived up to the hype.

    Bless Me, Ultima: Touching and enjoyable but nothing amazing. Would recommend though.

    Next up is The Strain by Guillermo del Toro. It’s my September book club selection and it’s about vampires but I heard it’s scary (e.g. these bloodsuckers do NOT sparkle) so I’m a little nervous. (The book may have to spend some time in the freezer!) Kallie you wanna read it with me?

    Love the show! Cheers
    Andrea

    PS: Sorry this post is so long… feel free to edit it if you decide to read it on the show.

  8. Helena says:

    I got my nook a few months ago and have about 162 in my archive already. Cover books I read 7 Black Dagger Brotherhood books in 3 days. the New Achademy book. 2 Jackie Collins Books, and I am a full time single mother of two girls (8 & 12)with a full time job. I just love to read and my sleep sometimes gets put on the back burner. I walk around those weekends just going everything with a book in my hand. Breaks and lunch at work. It really has to be a good book. I love vampire, shape shifters, etc….romance and mystery added sometimes. I started with Gone with the Wind years ago and never quit.
    Love your podcast. been listening for about a year, and just went back to the start and love hearing about who will be in twilight and what will be in BD.
    Love ya
    helena, pittsburgh, pa

  9. Chanel says:

    Hey gals! So I’ve been extremely busy this summer and didn’t have much time to read, but I have read 3 books and 1 of them twice!
    The first book was Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber and it was an ok book. It wasn’t really the kind that I would usually read. The second book was A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey and i absolutely LOVED it! I totally recommend it. I even read it twice because I loved it so much! The third book was Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and I really liked it so I might even read it again.
    So I think that A Rogue of My Own should definitely be on your list of books to read. It’s entertaining and fun and one of the most enjoyable books I’ve ever read!
    Love ya! Love the podcast!
    Chanel

  10. Melaine says:

    I’ve read a lot this summer and also listened to a bunch of audio books in my car and play-aways at the gym and while shopping. A lot of great stuff!!

    1. Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
    2. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
    3. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
    4. Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater
    5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larrson
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by JK Rowling
    7. Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements
    8. Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School – Book 1 We Are the Children, by Andrew Clements
    9. The Haunting of Derek Stone, City of the Dead, by Tony Abbott
    10. Stormbreaker: The First Alex Rider Adventure, by Anthony Horowitz
    11. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
    12. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer
    13. Everwild, by Neil Schusterman
    14. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
    15. The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan
    16. The 39 Clues – Maze of Bones, by Rick Riordan
    17. An Abundance of Katherines, by Hank Green
    18. M is for Magic, by Neil Gaiman
    19. Every Man for Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy, Nancy Mercado (ed.)
    20. Living Dead Girl, by Elizabeth Scott
    21. Wifey, by Judy Blume
    22. An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon
    23. The Outlandish Companion….et.al., by Diana Gabaldon
    24. Animal Farm, by GeorgeOrwell
    25. Secrets of a Civil War Submarine : Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley/ Edition 1 by Sally Walker
    26. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, by Susan Bartoletti
    27. The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, by Jennet Conant

  11. manali says:

    my favorite summer read was a book by khaled hussieni called “A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS” .it shows the real face of afghanistan and what the world has done to it….

  12. manali says:

    of course Dan brown books and TWILIGHT AND SAGA’S are my fave

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