Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Reading

Hey All:

I have been putting together a bit of a summer reading list for myself and wanted to see what you all suggested for a great book to read this summer while sunning in the sand and surf.  I do not get much chance to read in the winter months, so save up my reading for times when I am at the beach or watching over the kids at the park. 

It's been a long time since I have followed the best seller lists and usually choose a book by an author I am familiar with in a genre that I prefer (usually historicals and fantasy). 

This time, I would like to get some suggestions from others on what sorts of books you would recommend.

Soooo, what is on your reading list right now?


  1. Are you in a specific mood?
    I think you would like "Daughter of the Forest" by Juliet Marlillier.
    For something a bit more quirky try "Brokedown Palace" by Steven Brust. He'll make you laugh out loud.
    I stay pretty close to the Fantasy section, and don't really know what's happening in other genres.

  2. Nothing really specific -- just a good story works for me. I like the epic fantasy and a splash of romance is always nice too.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will look for them when I hit the bookstore this weekend.

  3. Try 'Shiver' by Maggie Stifvater. It's great!

  4. I never hesitate to recommend anything by Stephen R. Donaldson. The "Thomas Covenant" trilogies are particular favorites and have made a big influence on my own writing.
    "The Mirror of Her Dreams" and its sequel, "A Man Rides Through" are Donaldson's "Mordant's Need" series, and I can't recommend them highly enough. I've recently re-read them after twenty years, and was delighted to find that they are just as good as they were the first time around, when I was a teenager.

  5. You are the second person in a month to suggest I pick up the "thomas Covenant" books. I take that as a sign :P

    I know it may sound silly, but I just finished rereading C.S Lewis' "The Magician's Nephew".

    I just love the whole Narnia series, even read them to my kids chapter by chapter as bedtime stories when they were growing up, but the first one is my favorite.

    Thanks to you all for the suggestions for something new to sink my brain into. I can't wait to hit the beach with some new stories.

  6. Nothing silly about that at all.
    I've read the Narnia series several times since discovering it in second grade.
    I still enjoy it as an adult.