Tuesday, August 10, 2010

summer unwrapped

While bloggers are Unwrapping Tuesday over at Chatting at the Sky, I'm unwrapping the gift of summer reading.

the. clock. is. ticking. At this very moment a new crop of seventh graders is....sound asleep. But they will walk through my classroom door very soon, and I must prepare! My time of guilt-free, voracious reading will come to a close at the completion of Zorro by Isabel Allende. I'm sharing my reading list with you today, just in case you're looking for a book that someone else liked. If you have suggestions for me, please share. I might get to read for pleasure again in November during Thanksgiving break!

My Bible reading included Exodus and Philippians, and Chris and I are currently working on Revelation with a Life Changers study. My fiction for the summer is listed below in the order that I enjoyed them. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver was my favorite. I adored the ending! Happy reading!!!

Summer 2010

*****The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver
*****Little Bee – Chris Cleve
*****I Feel Bad about my Neck – Nora Ephron
*****Zeitoun – Dave Eggers
****When Engulfed by Flames – David Sedaris
****Zorro – Isabel Allende
****Ines of my Soul – Isabel Allende
****Jasmine - Bharati Mukherjee
***Dreaming in Cuban – Christina Garcia
***Traitor’s Gate – Avi
***Ashes of Roses – Mary Jane Auch
***Serena – Ron Rash
**Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larrson
**Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquirel
**The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
*The Last Girls – Lee Smith (only read ½. didn’t like it)

11 comments:

  1. Ooh. I love book lists. Thank you for sharing. Now off to see if my library has The Lacuna.

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  2. Thank you, I love good book recommendations. This is a great list! I'm going to add a few to my "must read" list. I recommend Sarah's Key, but can't remember the author.

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  3. i was just thinking that i needed a new good read besides the people magazine i just got. next time we head to the library i will have to add one to our bag...before the kids pack it full!!!

    please put your name in for the envirosax's giveaway.

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  4. I love your lists...Thanks so, so much for not only stopping in today, but for leaving some blogger love too. It is always nice to know someone is out there.

    I missed you too, I have been lagging on my blog a bit this summer and I must have lost some when I updated my site.

    Blessings - imoomie

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  5. Awesome reading list -- I read Little Bee this summer,too, for my book club. Must check out Lacuna next!

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  6. Karalee Turner-LittleAugust 13, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    I LOVE Barbara Kingsolver! Some of her sentences just make me want to cry they are so beautiful....I will definitely read The Lacuna!

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  7. oh, I love getting reading suggestions! Thanks for these. I just finished a Kingsolver book called Pigs in Heaven. It was fabulous and beautifully written. So glad to visit your corner of the web world, kendall!

    Love, Laura Parker

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  8. I need to get The Lacuna...I love that author!

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  9. I need to get The Lacuna...I love that author!

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  10. Karalee Turner-LittleFebruary 14, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    I LOVE Barbara Kingsolver! Some of her sentences just make me want to cry they are so beautiful....I will definitely read The Lacuna!

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  11. Thank you, I love good book recommendations. This is a great list! I'm going to add a few to my "must read" list. I recommend Sarah's Key, but can't remember the author.

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