Thursday 3 July 2014

My Summer Reading List

Here is my personal summer (into fall) reading list...

(courtesy of yours truly via Instagram)

  1. The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
    I'm not gonna lie. I picked up this book because of the cover. It looked like a magazine cover, and God knows I'm a sucker for tabloids. As I lined up to pay for it (and contemplated whether it was worth spending $11 on a novel by an unknown author), I read the back blurb and decided to go for it. I had initially thought it was another chic-lit novel but it turned out to be a murder mystery, and I love mysteries (Nancy Drew anyone?). It wasn't until I got home and looked up the book online that I realized it was by J.K. Rowling. Jackpot! I've been wanting to read one of her novels outside of the Harry Potter series, and I had been waiting for the Vacancy to be released on paperback, but The Cuckoo's Calling will do for now!
  2. Girls in White Dresses, Jennifer Close
    Now this is standard chick-lit. My choice for a beach read.
  3. The Interestings, Meg Woltizer
    This book seemed really interesting, well, it kind of has to be (re: the title). It follows a group of friends through their lives through wealth, success and well, the opposite. It focuses on the uniqueness of each friend that becomes not so special in adulthood. I'm excited to read this book. I bought it a while ago and it's been sitting neglected on my shelf.
  4. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson
    This book has a really intriguing plot. A man decides to climb out his window during his 100th birthday party and becomes entangled in crime and other odd adventures. Yet another book that has been on my shelf for a while, but my goal is to read it this summer.
  5. Inferno, Dan Brown
    I'm a huge fan of his Robert Langdon series, so naturally, I had to pick this one up. Unforunately, it's hardcover, so this has been sitting on my shelf since it came home with me. I know, it's been a year. I should have waited, because now it's out on paperback. I'll get to it.... before the movie comes out.

What books are on your reading list? Share your favourites!

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