Skip to comments.FR Book Club: What's on your Summer Reading List?
Posted on 06/17/2005 10:47:19 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith
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Today's topic: what's on your summer reading list? Whether you are going on vacation, sitting on the beach or just hanging out on your front porch, there's usually a good novel nearby. Any particular plans or will it be a more serendipitous approach?
Excellent read - I recommend it instead of "Freakenomics" which sucks.
Just read 3001: The Final Odyssey. Better than 2010, but not as ground breaking as 2001.
Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.
I'm not much of a reader (Gen-X'er, nuf said). However, I've kind of been sucked back in to reading novels the past few years.
Anyway, I'm currently reading "Washington's Crossing" by David Fischer, Oxford Press I believe. This guy wrote "The Ride of Paul Revere" about a decade ago to rave reviews.
This is a very well-written and well-researched book. I'm at the point of the chronology where the author delves into the characteristics of the Howe brothers from England.
Nice maps, and interesting reading for the history buffs out there.
I'll let y'all know how it ends! Freedom vs. Tyranny!
That sounds interesting.
Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything [Hardcover]
By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector's Edition [Paperback]
By: C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork : A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle [Hardcover]
By: Mike Huckabee Yes, that Mike Huckabee
1984 is a weird one, but a good read to be able to talk about.
Dale Brown, "Act of War," where he continues his story involving the "tin men" battle suits. I also hope to read "South Park Republicans," plus, for work, John Keegan's "Mask of COmmand," and Tom Sowell's "Black Rednecks . . . ."
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Just finished Anna Karenina - the entire book! Took weeks.
"The Time Traveler's Wife" is exceptional.
If no one has read "The Red Tent," I recommend it highly.
I read The Devil in the White City, too. I loved it. I thought the parts about the planning of the fair might be a little stale, but they were just facinating. The author paints such a vivid picture of what Chicago was like in those days.
Congrats, Siouxz. Enjoy your stay in FLA.
Robert McCammon's Speaks the Nightbird
older book (2002) but new to me.
Good historical adventure novel set in Carolina in 1699.
Three upcoming novels I am looking forward to are:
Until I Find You, by John Irving
The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime by Jasper Fforde
The New Harry Potter
Why does "Freakonomics" suck?
The Crime Scene book is good so far. I just finished Practical Homicide Investigation for the third time. For a reference book it reads like a novel to me. The Interview book is a little stale for me. I've got a promotional exam coming up in November so it's study study study.
Steve Beam's Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, volume 1-5.
Just don't throw any tantrums like Phil does!
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