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Summer time reading

Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at 5:13 PM

Summer reading!
What are you reading for summer? I have read a wide variety of books this year so far.

One of the best i have read is "The girl in the green sweater." by Krystyna Chiger.

It was so amazing what this family went through in WWII, living in the sewer systems of a polish city to survive.

Another book I read along this line is: "The mole People"

this one is about life in the tunnels of NYC and the people who live in these tunnels and their daily activities.

Jennifer Toth gives a clear and sometimes scary tale about these folks and their lives.

I am right now reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.. we listened to dean's book "the darkest evening of the year", on CD coming back from Texas.

My 14 year son even enjoyed it alot.

Here are a list of books I am going to read soon:

Why don't you recommend your faves to me also:

1. Forever Odd: Dean Koontz

2. Fieldy: Got the life (about Korn's bassist turning to Christ): Fieldy

3. Blue like Jazz: Donald Miller

4. Choke: Chuck Palahniuk

5. Scars that wound: scars that heal. Kern

6. Thin Air: Rachel Caine

7. Searching for God know what: Donald Miller

8. Wolverine: Origins #1-6

9. Darkly dreaming Dexter: Jeff Lindsey

10.The paths we choose: Sully Erna (this one is on my birthday wish list.)

You see I read a wide variety of books.

Paranormal, mysteries, cozies, paranormal romance, non fiction, and christian apologetics..

My FAVE books of all time are:

1. The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks

2. Lord of the Rings: Tolkien

3. Watership Down: Adams

4. Nightlife Rob Thurman

5. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

6. The Cost of Discipleship by Deitrich Boennhoeffer

7. The Silent Meow: Gallico

8. The Fur Person: May Sarton

9. When bad Christians happen to good people: Dave Burchett

10: Stiff : mary roach.

What are you reading or have read and why??

What can you recommend?

I look foward to your answers!

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How nice that people are reading! Here are some favorites of mine: Ann B. Ross's Miss Julia series. Carolyn Hart's mysteries. Rita Lakin's mystery series with Gladdy Gold and her pals. All of these are really fun reads for the summer. I have studied a lot of children's literature in school and found these to be extremely entertaining. Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, Jenny Nimmo's Children of the Red King series featuring Charlie Bone, and a few picture books for young ones by authors Peter Sis whose books are beyond compare, but I loved Tibet through the Red Box, His books are for K-8th grade since young ones will need to be read to, Denia Lewis Hester wrote a wonderful tale Grandma Lena's Bog Ol' turnip and the illustrations by Jackie Urbanovic are great. Everyone will love Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things are....a classic.

-- Posted by grannyoldknow on Wed, Jul 22, 2009, at 8:22 PM

If you liked the books about people living underground, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is about people living below London. Its pretty good - actually, all his books are really good.

I've been trying to read my way through books I've bought and never read - right now its The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen and next, I'm planning to finish Berlin, Alexanderplatz by Dolbin.

-- Posted by cfrich on Thu, Jul 23, 2009, at 3:01 PM

I love Rita Lakin's Zaney seniors!!

Her books are so good. One place ilove to get my books is Paperbackswap.com. I just had a wish fulfilled on it today. I wanted the book: Dewey the library cat.

I have read some of Gaimen's books, Good Omen's was hilarious..

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Thu, Jul 23, 2009, at 6:52 PM

I do not read as much during the summer as I do the winter. I usually read non fiction, but I occasionally enjoy Dean Koontz books. I have also at various times in my life enjoyed Anne Rice, especially the vampire series. Short of them, King and the mostly already dead writers of the older novels, I do not venture too far away from the boring stuff. I have to admit that I have never heard of many of the authors listed already. Am I missing anything?

-- Posted by memyselfi on Fri, Jul 24, 2009, at 1:11 AM

My absolute favorite author is Nelson DeMille. He's written about 13 books and I've read every one of them. I also enjoy Dean Koontz for creepy/weird stuff. If you've never read "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, I'd advise you to ... it's wonderful. A little on the heavy side, but makes you appreciate the things you take for granted in your life. There're so many more I can't even think of them right now! I read a lot...I'm on book #31 for this year (I keep track)!

-- Posted by welkindance on Fri, Jul 24, 2009, at 7:41 AM

I am more of a comedy/funny book reader. I've got enough "serious" issues on my plate that when I read, I want to laugh...so Janet Evanovich is my favorite. Still waiting for her newest from the library, but I'm next in line. I also found J.A. Konrath and his jacqueline "jack" daniels mysteries fun to read...more "graphic" than the Stephanie Plum series with Janet, but good for plenty of laughs. Also waiting on his newest from the library.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Fri, Jul 24, 2009, at 10:53 AM

neighborhood mom i will have to check that author out! sounds good.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Jul 24, 2009, at 5:05 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.