Do You Read During the Summer? And Suggestions for a summer reading list.

@Aurone (4758)
United States
May 24, 2010 11:16am CST
School will be out in a couple of weeks for me. I like to catch up on my reading during the summer because I have more time and energy to enjoy it. I will be reading everything from fantasy, Vampire and supernatural novels, to a few classics I have on my to read list. Do you read in the summer? What do you read in the summer? And do you have any suggestions for my summer reading list?
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@med889 (5958)
24 May 10
I read mostly books which are written by page turners to make my summer goes well and for this reason I choose James Paterson's book, Alex Cross series will help you out, it is a brilliant author with internationally recognized books and chapters which are one and a half pages, try it you will like it.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 May 10
Sounds good. Maybe I will try one out. Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't ever read any of his books before.
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• United States
25 May 10
Oh yes, I certainly read during the summer. I read all year round. I don't get much of a summer at my college anyway. I'm a big fantasy reader. Some of my favorite fantasy books as The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker, and The Heir Trilogy by Cinda Williams Chima. Right now I'm working on Ilse Witch by Terry Brooks and Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
31 May 10
I read a lot of fantasy too, but I haven't read any of those. I am big fan of the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey. I might check out some of the authors you have listed over the summer.
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• United States
9 Jun 10
The summer is when I get the most reading done. I am an English major and do a good bit of reading during the school semesters, but it's not always so enjoyable, and I have less time for reading then. Here are some recommendations. I don't know what you'll think of them. I mostly like to read classics, Gothic lit, and modern supernatural/sci-fi/fantasy/horror. The Monk – Matthew Lewis The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood Zombie - Joyce Carol Oates Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (but only if you've read the original Pride and Prejudice) The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story - Susan Hill The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson A Room with a View - E.M. Forster The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles The Moth Diaries - Rachel Klein The Shining - Stephen King The Bone Key - Sarah Monette The Black Jewels series - Anne Bishop A Density of Souls - Christopher Rice House of Mirth - Edith Wharton Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Coin Locker Babies - Ryu Murakami In the Miso Soup - Ryu Murakami Period - Dennis Cooper
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Quite a list there, thanks. I have read the Haunting of Hill house and seen both versions of the movie. Anne Rice's Vampire Diaries is a classic and I worn out 2 copies of the Vampire Lestat. House of Mirth is one of my favs, Ethan Frome and short stories isn't bad (she got some ghost stories in there) and I am currently reading Age of Innocence. And I love love love the black jewel series, I have read it twice but it might be time to read them again. I think Northanger Abby may be the one Austen book I haven't read. I will look into reading some of the others on your list as it seems we have similar taste. Thanks for the response.