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?
As for me, picking up a DVD of "The War of the Worlds" is giving me the desire to give Wells another go (I've never made it through any of his books). And while I'm at it, I going to try some Jules Verne.
Currently, I'm reading 3001: The Final Odyssey, a not-for-sale readers' proof edition that I won at a charity book raffle. (There are some other books in that pile waiting to be read. I just finished a 50th anniversary Peanuts collection.)
On the nonfiction front: I finished Mark Levin's book, Men in Black and I'' probably head for the library soon to reserve a few other conservative books.
What are you looking forward to? Discuss.
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I read The Kite Runner and it was excellent. Not too political IMHO. I am now reading The Devil in the White City--true story that reads like fiction.
Took the Kite Runner and Middlesex to the beach house last week. Very engaging.
I just bought that myself. It's in the pile to read.
I'm reading "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" in anticipation of the movie coming out in December.
I laughed OUT LOUD all the way through it.
Techniques of Crime Scene Investigations 7th Edition and Criminal Interrogation and Confessions 4th Edition. Woo hoo!
I Finished reading Peter the Great a couple weeks ago, and now I am reading 1984, by George Orwell. Very wierd book. Next I am reading Monster by Frank Peretti.
I was thinking of picking up Zell Millers new book "A deficit of decency". What is it about exactly?
His first book (a national party no more) actually convinced me to stop voting Democrat. It just summed up all of the problems I had with "The Party" and its direction.
I am reading nothing but Free Republic this summer. I just completed my first year of nursing school (last day today!!), and it seemed like I had my nose in a book 24/7. Everyone have a great summer. I'm off to Florida tonight for a week.
have you read her bounty hunter series.....the newest one comes out this summer. I love her comedic writing and I laugh out loud while reading...
I'm reading Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley". It's awesome!
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 . . . ."
put me on the ping list please.
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!
I'd like to be on your list, please!
I never "got" Battle Cry of Freedom. I found it tedious, lacking in theme or analysis, and weighed down in irrelevant detail. Instead, I heartily recommend the 8-volume series by Allan Nevins, "The Ordeal of the Union/War of the Union."
Watch on the Rhine (The Posleen War)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (43rd in line at the library - might just give up and buy it...).
A Mankind Witch
Maybe The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay if I get a chance.
I love these books! Have you read any of Dr. Henry Lee's?
Oh, yes! All of them. We love the grandmother!
I can't wait to read the new one!
Do not MISS Metro Girl.
Now back to reading 1776 and, of course, waiting eagerly for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
and of course the new book on Hillary....