Summer Reading

@BettyB (4212)
Summerville, South Carolina
June 12, 2017 6:44am CST
When I was teaching I would go through the school library just before school got out for the summer and selected a couple dozen books to read. I liked to read and I wanted to encourage my students to read as well. That was easier to do when I could point them toward specific books. I read a lot of young adult fiction. I still read a lot of young adult fiction, but since retiring my reading list has been a little more eclectic. A lot of books have been published over the years that I’ve wanted to read and couldn’t find the time. I have the time now. Right now I’m reading Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Once I finish it I’ll be reading Scarred. It’s the first book in Valerie Jean Routhieaux’s @just4him Colonial America series. It sounds really interesting and I’m looking forward to reading it. What are you reading this summer?
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun 17
It's been a while since I read Left Behind. Very good book and I've read the entire series. Thank you for putting my book on your reading list. Supposedly I'm reading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. That's book two in the All Souls Trilogy. However, I've been so busy with getting Freedom's Cry ready to publish I've had almost no time for reading.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I've wanted to start reading the series for a while now but never found the time. Finally I decided that I needed to make the time.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun 17
@BettyB I couldn't put them down.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 Jun 17
@just4him I'm almost finished with the first one. I'm not sure if I'll read the whole series. I don't know yet.
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@amadeo (70335)
• United States
12 Jun 17
I am reading John Grisham Camino Island
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• United States
12 Jun 17
I have that on my summer reading list. I like John Grisham
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I like John Grisham but I haven't had time to read his last few books. I need to add them to my list.
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@amadeo (70335)
• United States
13 Jun 17
@BettyB have you read any by Nora Roberts.
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@Kandae11 (40222)
12 Jun 17
I plan to get Valerie Jean Routhieaux's book - Scarred.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I read the first few chapters but I want to finish Left Behind before I settle into a new book. What I read so far was interesting.
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
13 Jun 17
I like reading discussions on books,music,flowers ,seashore,food and so on. I was a voracious reader always.Now that I am retired I hoped I could read all those books I wanted to read.But I found out it is not so.But these days I am trying to read as much as I can. Now I am reading The Confessions of a murder suspect '' by James Patterson.Have not read the book by @just4him.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 Jun 17
Sometimes I think I had more time to read when I was working than I do now.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun 17
I've always been a reader @silvermist.
@snowy22315 (50997)
• United States
12 Jun 17
Well currently, I am reading Rhonda Stapley's book about surviving Ted Bundy. I also have some other books I am reading on kindle which are moderately entertaining. I also just finished Shopaholic to the Rescue. I started reading Left Behind, and funny story, I left it behind. I left it on an airplane on the way to London once, and never got it back!
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I hope whoever found it read and enjoyed it.
@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
12 Jun 17
You have some great reads on your hands. So cool you will be reading one of Valerie's books. Read A Man Called Ove which was marvelous. Am now reading Loving Frank about Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress. We lived in Oak Park, IL for a while, and it is fun to read a book that has a setting one knows so well. Next, I will read About a Girl, a YA book. I taught struggling readers in middle school and fell in love with so many YA books.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I love YA books, but I no longer have easy access to them. That's one thing I miss about teaching. I heard you mention A Man Called Ove more than once. I'm definitely adding it to my list. Also, how do you get the italic in your comment? I can't figure it out.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Thanks for the time on the italic. It frustrates me when I put the title of a book or a quote in the post and couldn't italicize it. I'm definitely going to get the bookA Man Called Ove soon. My reading list is getting longer and longer.
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@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
13 Jun 17
@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jun 17
I am currently reading the mystery Murder on the Quai by Cara Black.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
Is it a true murder mystery or a suspense? I like both but like to know which one I'm reading up front.
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@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jun 17
@BettyB It is a murder mystery. Part of the Aimee Leduc series.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
13 Jun 17
@JohnRoberts Thanks. I'll check it out.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
13 Jun 17
Right now I'm reading "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton. And it's wonderful! My niece had read it and highly recommended it to me. Now I can see why!
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
15 Jun 17
Are you going to post a review when you finish reading it? The title sounds interesting.
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@CRK109 (14435)
• United States
16 Jun 17
@BettyB I think I will. I'm a little more than halfway through (it's a large book), but I'm having trouble putting it down!
@HazySue (22546)
• United States
13 Jun 17
I also used to read books from the school library so I could discuss them with my students. I worked with Inclusion students who had a lower reading level so I would read books like "The Zack Files" and "Flat Stanley". They loved it that I could discuss the boos with them. Now that I am retired, I read just for me. I just finished "Night Whispers" by Judith McNaught.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
15 Jun 17
I miss reading the YA books. Some of them were really good.
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@HazySue (22546)
• United States
16 Jun 17
@BettyB they are good. I used to have a lot of fun with them.
• United States
12 Jun 17
I often pick up thrift store books to read. I am currently not reading a book (gasp!) My time is filled from 8 am to midnight with others and that should end soon. I have a book ready to start but am too lazy to go find the title. It's an oldie my granddaughter picked up for me. She is a great reader!
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
When I was working there were long stretches when I didn't have time to read. It was frustrating. I still don't have a lot of time to read, but I'm a fast reader. I love to lose myself between the pages of a book.
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• United States
15 Jun 17
@BettyB My trouble is stopping when I am immersed in a good book, I read until my eyes are too blurry to continue.
@allen0187 (33860)
• Philippines
12 Jun 17
I'm reading a couple of books at the same time. I finished two local books and now I'm reading two more. 'The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos' and 'Metallica, This Monster Lives'.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I haven't heard of either of those books, but like you, I often have two or three books going at a time. Which one I read at any given time depends on my mood.
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@allen0187 (33860)
• Philippines
12 Jun 17
@responsiveme (16835)
• India
15 Jun 17
I am reading an Eion Colfer and also just finished Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
15 Jun 17
There are so many great books to read. Unfortunately the day is not long enough to read them all. Let us know how you like your latest book.
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• United States
12 Jun 17
I've been thinking of reading Valeries books too. They seem to have drawn my attention with her descriptions and I do love pirates
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
I've only read the first chapter but it's caught my attention.
@1creekgirl (11364)
• United States
12 Jun 17
I really liked the Left Behind series. My favorite author (among many) is Ted Dekker and I loved his book "Three". It's so suspenseful and exciting. He's a Christian, but his books don't always have a strong Christian theme. But I like that you don't have to worry about bad language. I bet Valerie's book is great.
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@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Jun 17
Dang! Another book to add to my reading list. I guess I shouldn't complain. If I get down to less than five books I panic.
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@bluesa (14103)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Jul 17
I hope you enjoy all those books @BettyB . Right now I don't have time to read, but if I did, it would be Clive Cussler.
@RubyHawk (28313)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun 17
I'm not sure what I'll read this summer but I have a bunch waiting. Jeannette Walls "Half Broke Horses" and " All the Light You Cannot See" and I don't know what else.