Summer Reading List

Since I spend the majority of my days at home (evenings are spent teaching), I’ve decided that this is the summer I catch up on some of my reading. This year, I’ve gone through the bookshelves in the house and picked books that I either should have already read or that I’ve read excerpts from for school. I may write about some of them upon completion.

This list isn’t in order, by the way. It also is comprised of fiction and non-fiction. All links click to an Amazon page (and no, I’m not getting paid for this).

Edit: I will mark through the books I’ve finished. I’ll also be adding to the list if I happen to pick up other books along the way.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato-Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (I’m reading this for the book club I’m in)

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (This is a book about football {soccer} and inspired the movie of the same name, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. And yes, I enjoyed that movie.)

The Glorious Deception and Hiding The Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer (both about old-school magic and magicians)

Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott (an account of the history of Chicago’s Everleigh Club, the women who ran it, and the men who wanted it shut down)

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (I’ve never read it, and thus feel like a failure of an English major)

Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt (we read bits of this in a Shakespeare class, and I’ve always wanted to finish it)

Under The Dome by Stephen King (I’m a Stephen King fan, and proud of it. I recognize all of his issues, but can still find enjoyment in his works. And I’ve heard this was pretty good)

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (also for my book club)

The Ender’s Shadow Series by Orson Scott Card (OSC is, for me, a problematic person, but I love his writing style and the world that he created for Ender. The Shadow series follows the other children from Ender’s Game, so I’m interested to see how well OSC can work with a preexisting story that he’s trying to parallel)

I can promise that’s not going to be the entirety of what I read this summer, and I may update this from time to time. What are you guys going to be reading?

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One thought on “Summer Reading List

  1. Fever Pitch by Nick Nornby (This is a book about football {soccer} and inspired the movie of the same name, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. And yes, I enjoyed that movie.)

    This is on my summer list as well.

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