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Ten on Tuesday


This week's Ten on Tuesday topic is . . . Books on Our Summer Reading List.  This one . . . is easy for me.  Because I always have a reading list going!  I like to read contemporary fiction best of all, but I mix things up by throwing classics in every third book or so, and every once in a while (like two or three times a year) I force myself to read a nonfiction book.  It's a mix that works for me!

My Summer 2010 Reading List looks like this:

1 -- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (finished recently; loved it)

2 -- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (finished recently; fascinating)

3 -- Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (currently reading; sometimes tedious but engaging)

4 -- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (next up; looking forward to it)

5 -- Major Pettigrew by Helen Simonson

6 -- The Likeness by Tana French

7 -- The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

8 -- Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

9 -- A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

10 -- The Portable Dorothy Parker

For a little treat. . . I'll probably throw in a mystery or two as well.  I like reading mysteries by Louise Penny (I think there's one more in her series that I haven't read yet), and there's a new series by Deborah Crombie that I plan to check out eventually.

I also read/peruse several gardening books during the summer.  There's always one open somewhere nearby.

Happy Reading!


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I'm working on Island of the Blue Dolphins! by scott O dell.....


Cutting for Stone is a very good book, but it needed better editing. Some of the details get in way of the story. It's well worth the read!
Tana French has a new book coming in July. It will be on my list this summer. So many books!....


Wow - very interesting list! You make me want to up my game!


Stopped by from Carole's - love to see what everyone is reading - and get ideas for what I want to read next...


Now here's a random fact for you - Howard Zinn was my neighbor! Well, 2 streets over anyway. I had no idea until he died and some friends told me.
If you're looking for another quirky classic - try Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One.


Books -- one of my favorite topics. I have read or listened to #1, 2, 3, 6,a nd 8; read a different Major Pettigrew book (endearing!) and tried to read the Howard Zinn History (too depressing). I just requested Cutting for Stone; it will be waiting for me at the library when we get home.

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