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Ten on Tuesday (kicking and screaming)

Well, maybe not kicking and screaming, but I just haven't wanted to get drawn into the Ten on Tuesday posts.  Tuesday is a good day to rest.  Anyway, I love reading, always have, and decided to post the books that will take me through the summer. Ten on Tuesday by Carole

   10 Books on Your Summer Reading List 

  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon- This is 100% TeresaC fault. After just a few chapters I'm captivated by the story, the 34 hour story of Claire Randall's adventure in time.
  2. Tinker by Paul Harding - The latest Pulitzer Prize winner was on my list before it won.  I hope it stands up to the publicity.
  3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson - Read every single one of the Girl series and loved them.  If only Stieg had lived a long life. 
  4. Faithful Place by Tana French - This book will be out in July and I can't wait.
  5. Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips- The book club selection for August and I know little about it (yet).
  6. Little Bee by Chris Cleave - There has been quite a buzz about this book.
  7. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon - Recommended by a friend so I know it will be good.
  8. The Last Child by John Hart - This book was on so many "recommended" lists  I couldn't pass it up. 
  9. The Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer- What's summer without a little espionage thrown in?
  10. My list  could go on and on, but I think I'll ask for your recommendations for #10.  What (more) should I read?

Comments

I'm seeing lots of bugs and things: hornets, larks, termites, bees...
; )

Have you ever read The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman? It's amazing - and completely not in my recent genre. :) If you're feeling brave and want to read something really good that had me sobbing, I highly recommend The Butterfly Tattoo by Deirdre Knight.

I've been toying with reading the Outlander series but haven't taken the plunge. Have you read The Help? I'd highly recommend that.

If you want just something fun and easy to read with a bit of knitting thrown in I'd suggest "the beach street knitting society and yarn club" and "needles and pearls" by Gil McNeil. They are a series if you can call 2 books a series!

I have no suggestions because I'm starting on my Faulkners this summer. I'm reading every book he wrote (re-reading most). I'm reading "Welty on Faulkner" right now and will begin "Go Down Moses" when I finish Eudora's take on the great man.

I got so sucked into the Outlander series this spring. I just finished the most recent one, and am finally coming up for air. They are wonderful, but such a time sink!

Your list looks interesting - I've heard of almost none of your books. I'm going to check them out!

I suggest The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. That is excellent. Enjoyed it very much. Notice you have it on your side bar but am not sure those are books you have read or books you have in your library. Anyway, that is a really excellent book.

I read the Outlander series several years ago. The third book is the weak one, but you love Jamie and Clare too much care. I'm knee-deep in the second Larsson book and am contemplating The Zookeeper's Wife or The Housekeeper and the Professor for the book following Larsson's last in the "girl who" trilogy. Great list from you! Thanks for more titles!

Love the first two Outlander books (and am holding off on getting any more until "vacation" in August). If you like those, you should try Dorothy Dunnett's books - amazing writing and wonderful characters.

Since you've enjoyed "The Girl" series you may wish to check out Henning Mankell's Wallander series which starts with "Faceless Killers." He's another Swedish mystery writer. A few of his books were a part of Masterpiece Mystery last year on PBS too.

Are you on Goodreads.com? I've found it a great way to keep track of books I want to read and books I've read. Also a good way to find new books....

I just read "97 Orchard" and found it really interesting. Also laughed out loud for real when reading "A Dirty Job"....

"The Help", I have the audio, and I swear it is a movie in waiting.
Any of the other Gabaldon's but I suggest reading in order. (The unabridged audio's are fabulous!)
Any of Carol Goodman's, someone above mentioned the "The Lake of Dead Languages" and you couldn't go wrong with that, but I'm partial to "The Night Villa". Her writing is lovely.
Ruth Reichl's "Tender at the Bone" or "Garlic and Sapphires". I currently have "Comfort Me With Apples" waiting in the wings.

Hmmmm. Tinker is on my list too. Most of my stuff is SF. Anything by Guy Gavriel Kay, China Mieville. More fantasy worlds than SF. Kay's best was the Sarantine Mosaic, a good place to start.

Two that I just finished and really liked were "The Island Beneath the Sea " by Isabel Allende , which I think is her best book since "House of the Spirits " . The second book is "Romancing Miss Bronte " which is a captivating look at the life and times of Charlotte Bronte . I really can't recommend it highly enough ,I enjoyed it so much that I think I'll go back and pick up the other Bronte books that I haven't read .

PS "The Help " as mentioned before is also worth reading .

I've been reading, and re-reading, some of the "classics" and enjoying them so much. Some of my favorites: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins; "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy; "The Scarlett Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck; and "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. These are five books I love and re-read often.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer is at the top of my list for this summer.
http://www.eatinganimals.com/

I really enjoyed Little Bee. Outlander is on my list, too! Have you read The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich? One of my all-time favorites!

I found "Little Bee" to be a heart wrenching experience, very, very upsetting.

I'm also in the middle of The Girl Who Played With Fire and am loving it. I also agree with the recommendations of "Lake of Dead Languages" and also loved reading the Ruth Reichl books.....good summer reads!
Glad to see there's a new Tana French book coming out too.
Right now I have waiting "The Map of True Places" by Brunonia Barry.
Love seeing all the recommendations to add to my list too!

I have Lark and Termite on my list, too. I just found it wandering around the local Border's. The Outlander books are great. I will have to check some of the ones on your list out.

The Help is an easy read.

I am currently reading the nonfiction "The Zookeeper's Wife".

Well, you can't just read The Outlander. She leaves you with a cliff hanger at the end of every book and you have to go on. I would have said the Fiery Cross was the sleeper, but she's setting the stage for what's to come. If you want to borrow my CDs to listen while you knit a sweater or two, let me know.

The last two great books I read were "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms" by N K Jemisin and "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I'm also really enjoying the mystery series by Barry Maitland.

Ahh, summer reading. Thanks for sharing your list. I have read all of the Outlander series, and have most of them if you want to borrow.

I always love reading recommendations. I've just started "How to be Good" by Nick Hornby. It was recommend by Judith MacKenzie at a retreat as the funniest book she had ever read. I'm too near the beginning to comment. I do think "The Bridge of Sighs" is by Richard Russo but maybe two guys opted for the same title. Thanks for your list - looks so summery readable :)

I just read through you other comments. There are so many great suggestions on read and re-reads. I need to update my Goodreads and link to your friends. They read great stuff!

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