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. Elena says:

    Right now I have finally started the Host and Graceling! I’m liking them both a lot. Ive also been reading books like If I Stay by Gayle Forman and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Shiver by Maggie Steifvater (I recommend those A LOT). And I’ve just recently gotten into the Hunger Games books, and I LOVE them! I’m recommending them to as many people as I can and they are now my favorite books! I cant wait for Mockingjay!
    Love the show, you guys rock!

  2. Quiana says:

    I’m reading Shiver by Maggie Steifavter at the moment.

  3. Anna S says:

    Heya guys!
    Right now i am loving the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. So far in the series there are 7 books Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted and Burned. The story is about vampires and is a 180 take compared to Stephenie Meyer but it is still 100% loveable!!!!! You have to read them.

  4. Dabney says:

    so i just finished to kill a mockingbird (Harper Lee), the five people you meet in heaven (Mitch Albom), and eclipse (…again). now im reading a book called heaven looks a lot like the mall (Wendy Mass), teen inc. (Stefan Petrucha). also im waiting on reading runaway (Meg Cabot), shadow souls (l.j. smith), and the scarlet letter (nathaniel hawthorne) … maybe i should read less haha 🙂

  5. Brinean says:

    I am currently in the middle of reading Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. It is really good but I would rate it a pg-13 type of book. I also read If I stay by Gayle Forman and Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac both are really good! I am about to read Bree Tanner I read part of it online and it seems really good! Another really awesome book is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan! Those are all the books I can remember off the top of my head! Hope you enjoy them 🙂


  6. Sandra says:

    Hi girls,
    Well I recently re-read a series of books that I love, they are called Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It’s a series of three books that I absolutly love (Peaches; The Secrets of Peaches; Love and Peaches)… and don’t worry these are great books even if the titles look like it’s a book about fruits.
    I also read an amazing book by Mandy Hybbard called Prada & Prejudice and I’m looking forward for the release of another book of the same author called You Wish (to be released August 5) . They are both YA books.
    I also read a book called The Help by Katheryn Stockett and I must say that it is one of my favorite books of all time, it is a fun and fulfilling read.
    I read The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks and I can say that the movie doesn’t do any justice to the great book.
    I’m looking forward to read the following books in the summer:
    -A match made in High School by Kristin Walker
    -Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard… I think the series has about 8 books and I want to read them
    -A vintage affair by Isabel Wolff

    Guess who’s making Barnes & Noble earn a lot of money this summer?

  7. Judith Akufo says:

    I just started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson which is amazing. I’m also reading Emma by Jane Austen, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, both of which I’ve read 3 times.

    • V says:

      Yes, I’m really excited to read that book (“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”). I’m waiting to get it from the library, but there’s a que of over 100.

  8. Lara says:

    I am new to the Twilight series, so I have read all 4 this summer (Eclipse twice), and Bree Tanner. Before, I had read A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, which is a very sad and touching true story. I just bought Water for Elephants so I will start that in a day or so.

    • Lori says:

      Hey Lara,

      I just bought Water for Elephants tonight, I need to finish another book first. Was looking for Bel Ami, has anybody read that yet?

  9. Verónica says:

    Hey girls,
    Well right now I’m gonna start reading Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr, it’s the third book of a series. The first book was called Wicked Lovely (about a girl that suddenly gets caught in all this fairy business) and I absolutely love this books, they’re about fairies and such, but it’s not your ordinary fairies. I suggest you read them, they are easy to read and very entertaining as well. Also I’m planning on re-reading the Hunger Games and Catching Fire to prepare myself for Mockingjay, I can’t wait!! 😀 I have some other books on my list, from the great Carlos Ruiz Zafón (a Spanish writer, mostly know for his books: “The Angel’s Game” and “The Shadow of the Wind” which are awesome books). And last on my list is Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I don’t know what’s it about yet, but it looks interesting 😀

  10. charlene says:

    hey pretty ladies !!!
    im just goin to say this now, i read ALOT of books,and i love the way you’se girls promot reading for all ages.
    the top 10 books i plan to read this summer are
    1.the carrie diaries
    2.Poison study(A 3 book series) highly recomend
    3.harry potter and the deathly hallows
    4.the host
    5.breaking dawn
    6.the scarlet letter
    7.pretty little liars(8 book series)
    8.the iron king
    9.the notebook
    10 last but not lest Mockingjay

  11. Cassidy says:

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Angel in the Shadows by Lisa Grace!

  12. Isabel says:

    Harry Potter, to be ready for the movie in November! Also, Wake & Fade by Lisa McMann! Plenty more summer left though!

  13. jjn says:

    I just finished Tiger Curse by Colleen Houck and am starting Tiger Quest I am loving these books, you will not want to put them down. I think they are going to be a great series.

  14. Abby!!! says:

    WEll as far as reading I am a little weird. I am ALWAYS reading 2 books, sometimes 3.
    1. A book in the Twilight series, I just go through them over and over. On the 9th rotation now…
    2. A Nicholas Sparks novel
    3. A book for school.

    So my #3 right now is The Hunger Games. I have seen it on your site for a while and was never interested, but it is one of my summer rading books, so I am being forced to read it and I LOOOOOOVE it. So good. After this I have to read Lord of THe Flies, which is a classic and I have read before, but it is my other summer reading book.

  15. Breyonna says:

    I’ve been reading
    1) Vampire Academy series
    2) House of Night series
    3) The Sookie Stackhouse series

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  17. Jenna says:

    LOL. OH KASSIE….So my summer reading… i think i’m going to find a way to read the Host. I bought it when it came out and i swear by all …. it’s still on my coffee table, i dust it every week but, i’ve never opened it. Now…, now…I know you did the same Kassie!
    luv ya’ll both very much, great inspirations!…,

  18. Hpfan28 says:

    I am re-reading the Twilight Series, then moving to some Misc. books then back to the Twilight Saga! I am probably going to read Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and then Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.

    You guys rock, keep doing what you are doing!

  19. Casey says:

    I’m currently reading The Scarlett Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) and I need to read King Lear (Shakespeare) and All is Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque). These are books I have to read for school. I’m actually enjoying the Scarlet Letter. My book list is never ending. I hope to read Linger (Maggie Stiefvater) soon and I can’t wait for Mocking Jay (Suzanne Collins). I love Nicholas Sparks and I have just finished reading the Last Song. I loved it and can’t wait to get the movie when it comes out. To summarize everything, I’m a book worm.
    Love the podcast!!

  20. Alice says:

    At the moment I’m reading the summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han. So far it’s really good Then I’m going to read shadowland (book 3 of the immorals series) and the twilight saga again lol. I also need to read The toymaker by Jeremy De Quidt for school it looks really scary

  21. Tara P. says:

    Hello Ladies,

    It’s been a while since I have posted or listened in. Haven’t forgot ya just very busy. At least I was until recently. My summer reading consists of a few books. Boy the list is kind of long so I will only name a few.

    1. Captivate by Carrie Jones (this is her 2nd book in her series)
    2. Rise of the Deva’shi by Jennifer Allis Provost
    3. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
    4. Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast
    5. White Cat by Holly Black
    6. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (when it comes out)

  22. Carly "Renesmee" Cullen says:

    Hi Kassie and Kallie!

    Here are the books I have read so far:
    1. Eclipse for the 4th time
    2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
    3. The Help – read for June bookclub

    I am currently reading Marley & Me

    List of books I plan on reading:
    1. LA Candy by Lauren Conrad
    2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Will probably read the others
    3. Dear John
    4. Withering Heights

    I hope I can get through these, but I don’t know how likely it is to happen.

    Love you!


  23. Haylee says:

    Hello! I’ve read a lot of chick books this summer, but mostly just a lot of books in general. So here you go!
    1. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
    2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the entire series.
    3. Queen of Babble (Again, the entire series)
    4. Boy Meets Girl (The series)

    As you may have noticed, Meg Cabot was mentioned quite a bit. I have become increasingly fond of her.

    Have a great summer guys!

  24. person says:

    My friend forced me to read The Summoning, and it was on our summer reading list, so I said I would …
    I finished it yesterday. It is a great book! Now I’m reading part 2 of the trilogy!

    Also on my reading list for this summer:
    – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    – Linger (when Amazon finally delivers it to me)
    – Mockingjay (when it comes out)
    – The Sea of Trolls (for summer reading)
    – the Guardians of Gahoole series
    – This World We Live In (sequel to Life As We Knew It and the Dead and the Gone – great books!)

  25. Courtney says:

    I recently read the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. I am re-reading the Twilight Saga for the 7th time. Next I think that I am going to read the Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith. I am going to the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. I am up for anything good. Just like Carly says above I am reading some really good fanfics lately.

  26. erlinda says:

    1. Looking for Alaska (for School)
    2. Burned – PC Cast & Kristin Cast
    3. Spirit Bound – Richelle Mead
    4. Interview with a vampire – Anne Rice (for fun)
    5. Ramona and Beezus (I wanna read it before the movie)
    6. Nightfall – LJ Smith
    7. The Second Short story of Bree Tanner – Stephenie Meyer

    OMG 😀 I’m not done with my little pile in the corner :O

    • erlinda says:

      OMG I was just looking around and found this book called ‘Fallen’ It totally reminds me of this band! 😀 oh and i forgot another one
      9. Betrayal or Betrayed I forgot the title of the book by gillian shields its not available in the library i always go to so 🙁

  27. Rhianne says:

    I will be reading Graceling and Fire. They sounded interesting as the comment from the media was “will slake the thirst of twilight fans” i wanted to see it was true.
    Then i’ll be reading Blue Moon and Shadowland from the Evermore Series.

  28. Josephine says:

    I’m also reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater at the moment which seems to be quite a popular book on here! i’m also planning to read:
    The Vampire Diaries
    The Host
    Vampire Academy
    Pretty Little Liars.

  29. vivian says:

    1. Perfect Chemistry Series by Simone Elkeles
    2. Need/ Captivate by carrie jones
    And many more that have been listed! Love Ya

  30. leanne Mole says:

    Im loving the Immortals series by Alyson Noel right now
    they are AMAZING (although not as good as twilight) i havent been able to put them down
    the story behind them is amazing
    ive just finished the 3rd book “shadowland” and i am looking forward to reading “Dark flame”
    the stories are full of twists and unexpected turns i would recommend them to anyone who loves the twilight saga

  31. TrendHater73 says:

    I’ve barely had time to read this summer, but I have been reading a little here and there. Since summer began, I have read the following:

    1. “The Lonely Hearts Club” by Elizabeth Eulberg
    2. “Sharing Sam” by Katherine Applegate
    3. “Looking For Alaska” by John Green
    4. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
    5. “Water For Elephants” by Sara Gruen
    6. “The Short Life of Bree Tanner” by Stephenie Meyer
    7. “Dead and Gone” (Book 9 in Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris
    8. “Shakespeare’s Christmas” (Book 3 in Lily Bard series) by Charlaine Harris
    9. “Shakespear’s Trollop” (Book 4 in Lily Bard series) by Charlain Harris

    I’ve started a dozen others (Incarceron, A Reliable Wife, Consequences, etc), but put them down after a few chapters. Lately, it has been so hard to find anything intriguing enough to spend time reading. My stack of “to be read” is somewhere in the range of 70 books and growing. I plan to get through at least five more before work and school start back at the end of August. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins will be a weekend priority when it is released. Happy reading everyone 🙂

  32. daniiela launter says:

    Hii girls
    Well I read Eclipse again but another book that I REALLY like and that i’m reading now is is Vampire Diaries! <3
    🙂 xoxo

  33. Jessica says:

    I’ve been kind of all over the place this summer on reading, but tons of YA. I’ve been really into the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson, and am reading the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series as well. I devoured Linger last weekend and can’t wait for Mockingjay and the Clockwork Angel to come out. Got through Water for Elephants, Bree Tanner, re-read Deathly Hallows, Eclipse, and The Host. I’m also (strangely) reading Pride & Prejudice for the first time and plan to tackle The Help this weekend.

    A few others I hadn’t seen recommended here:
    Michael Scott’s The Immortals series (“The Alchemyst”, “The Magician”, etc.)
    James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series
    Laura Vierie Rigler’s “Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict” and “Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict”
    Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” (I think that’s what it’s called)–kind of depressing at times but very engrossing

  34. Charlotte_G_Aussie says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie i recently started reading the Tomorrow series, starting with the 1st book tomorrow when the War began, it’s Australian ( which is good because i am australian). i also thought it would be a good book for the book of the month because Kassie can read the novels and Kallie can watch the movie because it will be released in cinemas on the 2nd of september.
    It’s really good because the 1st book is about a group of Australian teens who go on a camping trip and when they come back they find that a army has taken over their town, they don’t know who the army are or why they are there but they know that they need to stop them. Basically it’s about the kids trying to get their town back.
    and again like i said before it’s a really good series, the books are for young teens and the book are only small. ( but there are 7 books in the series)
    here’s a link to watch the tralier
    thanks for reading, i love u guys and this podcast
    P.S please read this out on your podcast because it would be really exciting. from Charlotte

  35. V says:

    Plan to read:
    -“The Last Child”- John Hart
    -“The Devil’s Company” – David Liss
    -“The Line” – Terri Hall
    -“The Fallen” – Thomas E. Sniegoski

    -“Airborn”- Kenneth Oppel
    -“The Named”- Marianne Curley
    -“The Merchant of Death” – D.J. MacHale

  36. Stephanie G Cullen says:

    wel i just finish with the book #7 of the sookie stackhouse novels (Charlaine Harris) and i’m going to re-read 3 series 1:the house of night ( for like the 10 time well no the last 2 books), 2: the blue blood series by melisa de la cruz., 3: the vampire academi series. and maybe finish the host.

  37. emily twilight lover says:

    At the moment i am reading books by Chris Ryan, he is an english author so i doubt you’d know about him, but yeah, they are all about adventure and how this one boy manages to find himself in troule, and escapes barely with his life. although it sounds cheesey, they are all fabulous books, and i am addicted to them.
    Recently i have read the “Pretty Little Liars” series, as i have recently been to america, where they were selling them for like $4 for each one, and this may sound strange, but i am a young listener so they are rigt up my ally, lol

    love your guy’s webshow and listen to every one xxx

  38. amr twiadict says:

    hi love the site yall are soooo funny
    here are some of the books i recomend and might read
    -immortal instruments series (city of)
    -house of night series
    -immortals series(evermore)
    -wolves of mercy falls series(linger)
    -hush, hush
    -maximum ride series
    -along for the ride
    waiting to read:
    -clockwork angel
    -vampire acadamy
    possibly reading:
    -the host
    -withering hieghts
    -hunger games
    -pretty little lires

  39. Gemma says:

    I am reading the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost at the moment. The titles are Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave’s End and Destined For an Early Grave. I think they’re rivals to the Mortal Instruments Series, and are possibly better! They are so action packed, as well as sexy and hilarious! The male lead could rival Spike any day for all you Buffy fans! I think they’re such a great read at the moment and I’m only half way through! I’d reccomend them to anyone.

    I’ve also just finished reading the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, (Shiver and Linger). They we’re OK reads and funny in places, with a cut story behind them. The First book was much better than the second as i found the second very slow moving, but I still enjoyed them.

    I also love the Immortals Series by Alyson Noel! I have just finished the 4th book and I’m eagerly waiting for the 5th. The titles are Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland and Dark Flame. They are just so brilliant! I also really enjoyed Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush which I Just finished recently.

    Just to say I loved the Graceling Series, Mortal Instruments, and Vampire Diaries which I read thanks to you guys! X

    • Gemma says:

      Thought I’d lea of some of the other books I’ve read and my new summer reading now I’ve finished the Jeaniene Frost series! I totally couldn’t put them down at all … I dropped everything and managed to read one book a day i was that hooked!

      So I’ve also read: Twilight Series obviously, inc. Bree Tanner; House of Night and Vampire Academy series that i read before you used them as your books of the month and Fallen by Lauren Kate

      I’m going to start reading various other series from L.J Smith and P.C Cast, like the Divine/Partholon series and Night World as well as others, but not until I’ve read about 15 books from Kelley Armstrong (The Otherworld series, Darkest Powers series). I’m also looking forwards to reading the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs which are the base of the Bones series on TV which I love! I wonder if i can get all this finished over the summer and still read my French set-text! I just so hard to choose where to start lol!

  40. hope lumbley says:

    hey! have so many books on my list that i want to read, but read Linger, i have been waiting so long for it to come out, reallly loved it!! and then lament, ballad is on my list to read, second to lament. and then i read these books called the secret circle, same author as vampire diaries really enjoyed them.:)

  41. Sofia says:

    Fallen-lauren kate
    Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte
    Breaking Dawn -Stephenie Meyer
    Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare
    Vampires Diaries (all of them )-L.j Smith

  42. Sofia says:

    oh i almost forgot i also read….
    the short 2nd life of bree tanner-Stephenie meyer

  43. Heather says:

    I’ve just recently read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

    Now, I’m reading:
    – Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (series) – Great cookie murder mysteries!
    – Trying to pick back up on The Host (Had to stop for Bree lol)
    – Work Sucks
    – The Inner Genius (that’s a good book)
    – The Mysterious Benedict Society 2nd book (Series)
    – Switch back and forth to Twilight Saga of course

  44. Sia says:

    Rereading Breaking Dawn ( Always rereading the Twilight books)
    Water For Elephants
    Roger and Amy’s Epic Detour
    Will be reading Mockingjay
    Finished Escape( great story about a strong women getting out of Polygamy)
    Spirit Bound
    Take Me There by Carolee
    Something Blue
    The Help

  45. Ava says:

    The Looking Glass War trilogy by Frank Beddor, it’s like the story of Alice and Wonderland but told with a hell of a lot more blood and guts and war and pain and loss and stuff like that and in the books it even mentions how the writer of ALice and Wonderland twisted Alyss’ story and mde her look like a fool. They are really good you have to read them!

  46. EydieB says:

    Black, Red, White, Green! Reading Green right now. Fabulous series if you like Christian sci-fi/fantasy. Read the reviews at Amazon. They will convince you to read these great books. Liked them as much as Twilight and that is saying A LOT!
    Amazon site,

    • Josiah says:

      I like Christian sci-fi 🙂
      I haven’t read much of his work (only House, w/ Frank Peretti), but I’ve heard he’s really good.

  47. Katlyn says:

    I’m currently reading The Forbidden Game- L.J. Smith, which is turning out to be a great book!!
    I’ve read Tempted and Burned-P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast AWESOME BOOKS!! Cant wait to find out what happens to Zoey next!!

  48. Josiah says:

    -Eclipse (for the 2nd time)
    -The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
    -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    -The Tales of Beedle the Bard (does that count as a book?)
    -Holes/The Borrowers/The Cricket in Times Square/Black Beauty/The Giver (I was a deprived child, so I read many childrens’ literature books today)
    -The Chronicles of Narnia, books One and Two
    -Black Like Me
    -House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

    I can’t remember the other books I read, but there probably weren’t many; my summer’s been too busy for reading, unfortunately. Right now I’m reading Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”.

  49. Charlie says:

    I’m currently reading the house of night series again, to kill a mocking bird, wuthering heights and the secret garden. I would love to bring all my books on holiday but i wouldn’t have any room for any clothes.
    love the podcast!!!

  50. EmmaLeigh says:

    i am currently reading a bunch of books that my grandparents sent me, but my favorites are “The Cat Who…” series by Lillian Jackson Braun… they are nice little mysteries for a light read during the day or night!

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