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Reading list: Summer Reading List 2016

Created by: Carissa Green Reads

It's that time of year again - my summer reading list. I choose nine books, three for each month, covering particular categories, which make the list manageable and leaves lots of room for serendipity. (However, inevitably, I only get eight read - one book always just eludes me. But it shows up again on the next year's list.) The reading period runs from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. (My Memorial Day weekend actually started on Wednesday this year, so we're off and running. I'll give the categories in the notes for each book. Join in if you like, and we'll talk about books this summer.


Books: 9

Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon
Maps and Legends
Note: A Michael Chabon book. I've read all of the novels, so I can't wait for his new one, set to release at the end of the year!
War and Peace - Lena Lencek, Joseph Frank, Constance Garnett, Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
Note: A classic I've neglected. Yep, it's time for War and Peace. The new miniseries pushed me in that direction, I won't lie.
Cloud 9 - Caryl Churchill
Cloud 9
Note: A play. I've meant to read some Churchill for a long time, and this will help give the list some gender balance.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Note: A recent "big" book - "big" meaning both a popular title and a long book. (We used to call these "fat" books when I was a kid.)
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
Note: Carryover from Last Year. Last year it was the "Recommendation from a Friend." And now she's loaned it to me, so it won't be the book that gets missed in 2016.
The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers
Note: An Ian McEwan Book. I've read most of his recent books; now I'm working my way backward.
The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn
The Boys of Summer
Note: A baseball book.
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
Note: A recommendation from a friend. My most trusted and beloved friend.
The BFG - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Note: A YA book. For obvious reasons. Will also try to read "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." For the same obvious reasons.


Oh wow, War & Peace, good luck! :)
Can't wait to see what you think of Ready Player One :)
Carissa Green Reads
Thanks! I've read about 150 pages of "War and Peace" so far. The first section is a lot of talking in drawing rooms. The second section has some war - and a lot of talking in soldiers' spaces. It's hard to keep the characters straight. I think I prefer "Anna Karenina" at this point.

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