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.