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11 June 2011 @ 11:29 pm
What's on your summer reading list?  
Summer officially begins on June 21st in this hemisphere, so it's time to think about what will be on our list for summer reading. What's on your summer reading list? Here are 5 books that I'd like to read this summer, time permitting.

Fiction

1. Player One: What is to Happen to Us by Douglas Coupland: a recovering alcoholic, a divorcée, a church-fund embezzler, a beautiful android-like woman, and a man who is distinguished by his prickly demeanor converge in an airport cocktail lounge at the precise moment when the Apocalypse happens. Quirky and cerebral. I love pretty much everything that Douglas Coupland writes, so I'm looking forward to this book.

2. When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley: the next installment in the Leonid McGill mystery series.

Non-Fiction

3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: the author sets incremental goals over a year to increase her overall wellness and happiness.

4. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes by Deepak Chopra: Deepak Chopra with his son Gotham, author and cofounder of Liquid Comics, decode the seven essential laws that govern the realm of superheroes both ancient and modern, cosmic and commercial, and explain their relevance, importance, and perhaps most critically, how to apply them to our daily lives.

5. The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst: the author's hilarious and moving account of life in baseball's glamour-free bush leagues.

So what about you, what's on your summer reading list?
 
 
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Christinachristina_reads on June 13th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Great question! Here are a few from my list:

1. Jennifer Crusie, Bet Me. I don't read much romance, but people whose opinions I trust have recommended this book to me. I do enjoy some light and fluffy brain candy now and again!

2. Gail Carriger, Heartless. It's coming out in a couple of weeks, and I definitely plan to read it ASAP after that!

3. William Faulkner, Light in August. Ideally I will read this in August.

4. Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. This is the kind of light YA romance that I'd love to take to the beach and devour one afternoon.

5. Jennifer Echols, Love Story. It comes out in July, and Echols is definitely an auto-buy author for me (in fact, I've already pre-ordered my copy)!
Kenneth: Zoidbergkensmind on June 13th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this. Unfortunately this community isn't as active as I wish it was, and it's nice to read about what other people are reading and what they find interesting :)