We are well into summer. So much so that I feel like it is almost over (sad face). But there is a good month and a half before everyone starts thinking about back to school and the lazy days of summer come to an end. During the summer my reading list gets amped up. Extra day light makes me feel like I have more time. More time for reading that is! So here is what I have on my reading list for this summer.
High Rise by J.G. Ballard
I could say that it is because it is a social commentary on class wars in a luxury apartment building. But the real reason is that they have started filming the movie and the cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons and Elizabeth Moss. Just by the cast alone, I will see the movie but I always like to read the book first, so it joins the list.
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
I have enjoyed watching Ruth Reichl judge the contestants on Top Chef Masters. Her critiques are always eloquent and thoughtful. She has already authored a couple of non-fiction books. Delicious is her first fiction novel that tells the story of a woman manning the phone lines at a soon to be shut down food magazine where she discovers letters written by a young girl to legendary chef, James Beard. Sounds like a perfectly scrumptious summer read.
The Giver by Louis Lowry
Oh where to start …. First this joined my list because it is the August selection for my book club. Second, this is being turned into a movie with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Third, the movie is being featured at Comic Con and I have tickets to attendee their panel at Nerd HQ. I think those are three excellent reasons to be on the list.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Well, I am a little late to the game on this one. The book is receiving rave reviews across the board. Besides being an intriguing story, I am captivated by the popularity. It is also 775 pages, so I thought summer was the perfect time to dive into this novel.
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
This book is on the list because of peer pressure. It has made it on the reading lists of Joy the Baker and A Beautiful Mess.They are a couple of my favorite bloggers and if they say it is on their list, then it is on mine as well. Not to mention the author also wrote Silver Linings Playbook.
Peanuts Volume 3 by Charles M. Shulz and Various Others
This is just a summer fun read for the kid inside. I also thought reading a comic book was appropriate since we will be headed to San Diego for our annual trip to Comic Con. Plus, I love Snoopy!
What’s on your reading list this summer?