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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's on Your Summer Must-Read List?

On the nightstand next to my bed, I have a stack of books and my Kindle with an ever-growing list of reading possibilities. Since school is out for summer, I can stay up all night and read to my heart's content.

Or until 3:37 A.M. when my husband demands I shut off the light and get some ^*$# sleep. (BTW, ^*$# means gosh darned.)

But summer reminds me of all the recommended book lists that come out. Which one should you choose from?

I happen to like the fun reading list graphic from It offers young adults - and adults - a list of 101 books broken down by category.

I see a several that are already perched in my stack, and several more I plan to read.

What's on your summer reading list?

by LuAnn Schindler.  Read more of her work at  


  1. Thank You! I gosh darn love the infographic.
    I just finished reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King, and Issac's Storm by Erik Larson.
    Great books!

  2. I'm hoping to read Hope Clark's debut mystery this week. I also have some YA by Megg Jensen and a few MG books I need to read for my blog. I always have way more books than I have time to read. THis is sad but a reality of being the mom of a toddler. No matter how good the book, when I sit down to put my feet up...zzzzzzz. :)

  3. Oh, I love that graphic! Saw a few I need to add to my list but I absolutely need to finish Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. (And then I'm going to finish Low Country Bribe by Hope Clark, too, Margo!)

  4. In the last month: Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer, Esther by Beth Moore, The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley, Turn Your House into a Money Factory by Norman King, and Death By Meeting by Patrick Lencioni. Upcoming: Amazon Adventures by Dondeena Caldwell, Untie the Ribbons by Sharon Hoffman, Diary of an Old Soul by George MacDonald, and The Writer's Digest guide to Good Writing. There are never enough hours to read!

  5. I have so many books in my library to read that it is just silly - yet I keep going out and buying more.
    I absolutely positively have to read Kate Forsyth's 'Bitter Greens', I just bought it today. I am looking forward to reading 'The French Fry King' by Roge to my son when it arrives. The list of what remains to be read is so long I'd need several summers to make it through! Or winter's more accurately since I'm in Australia.

  6. I just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It's one of the best books I've ever read!

    I've been on a memoir kick lately. I'm reading books that are similar to my personal story to both study the author's technique and to hopefully find some answers. Right now I'm reading In Her Wake by Nancy Rappaport.

  7. I have Hope's book on my Kindle and need to get it started!! I've read so many great comments.

    I'm also waiting for my friend Karen Bergreen's new book - Perfect is Overrated - to launch on July 17. Not too long of a wait now!!

    I, too, have so many books on my nightstand and so little time to read. Ugh! Why can't there be more hours in the day?


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