Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic - Summer Reading

We're heading into Memorial Day weekend and you know what that means, right? Besides thunderstorms to ruin your weekend plans? Or does that just happen here?'s time for all good book nerds to start thinking about what they want to read this summer!

Flavorwire has a list of nonfiction reads for those who'd like to learn a little something this summer. The list includes memoirs, graphic novels, a book about food, a book about book publishing and books about politics. In other words, something for everyone.

I found Amazon's list of the 10 Best Summer Beach Reads on Huffington Post. Because you know I wasn't on the web page of the evil empire. Again, I digress. Of course, no beach reads list would be without the latex by Emily Giffin and Elin Hilderbrand, but it's not all traditional summer fare. The list includes John Green's The Fault In Our Stars (to get us ready for the movie, of course) and Robert Kolker's Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.

Found Traveler's Today's summer reading list on author Lauren Oliver's Tumblr. It includes Armada by Ernest Cline (this should make Ready Player One fans happy!), the latest from Stephen King and Anne River Siddons (how often do you see the two of them in the same sentence?) and Ayelet Waldman's Love and Treasure which is on my own summer reading list.

I've got a couple of other review books scheduled for the summer months but I'll largely be trying to play catch up including some Elin Hilderbrand books I have on my Nook which will be perfect for vacation, at least a couple of books for the TBR challenge, some more mysteries, and Sarah Jio's latest, Goodnight June.

Do you have plans for your reading this summer? Does your reading change with the seasons?


  1. I still need to make my summer reading list, but that Ernest Cline book makes me happy!

  2. I read less during the summer even though I don't mean too. There's all of a sudden gardening added and it's light longer which means I'm doing more stuff and I'm more active which means I'm more tired when I finally get down to reading. I'm not what I read really changes though. I'll have to pay attention and compare! We get thunderstorms on Memorial day weekend too and generally July 4 as well!

  3. I LOVE the summer reading lists!! I found some good ones yesterday:

    We are supposed to get thunderstorms here today! And it's out 4th and last day of commencement. It has NEVER rained on commencement.

  4. We're expecting thunderstorms today, as a matter of fact. The weekend though is supposed to be sunny and warm (or hot, depending on your perspective). :-)

    I really want to read The Fault in Our Stars (hopefully before the movie comes out). I wish I could say I get excited by the idea of summer reading lists, but summers aren't too different for me than any other time when it comes to reading. I am in a reading mood right now though and just wish I had more time to devote to my books. Darn work and family obligations! I'm getting reading in when I can though. I'll have to settle for that. :-)

  5. The other three people in my house won't let me read on vacation. Scott got me a hammock for our anniversary and I'm wondering if alone time to use it came with it. ;) In theory, though, I do think that certain reads seem more suitable for certain times of the year. Fall and winter always have me craving chunky books or classics. Maybe because it's colder and we stay in more?

  6. I never seem to be able to read on vacation, with the exception of the flights to and fro. I usually spend my down time catching up on blogs and emails since my routine away from home is out of synch. I brought two books to Oregon this week and I haven't picked them up since I unpacked my carry-on bag.

    Can't wait to read the new Cline book!!!