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What's your best summer read so far?

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Initial post: Aug 21, 2012 6:30:27 PM PDT
Mari Malcolm says:
What did you read this summer that felt like the perfect escape--or just knocked your socks off?

My biggest summer reading pleasures (can't pick just one, of course): When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, The Orchardist: A Novel, and Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll--and even though I read it in May, I keep telling friends about how much I love Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel.

Would love to know your favorites, too.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 6:37:08 PM PDT
Phantom by Jo Nesbo was terrific. Also, The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon, Kin by Kealon Patrick Burke, Ransom River by Meg Gardiner and Never Look AWay by Linwood Barclay.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 7:42:32 PM PDT
JanEll says:
Having read several, the one I can't get out of my head is KISSES from KATIE. Even went back on my Kindle and read it again!

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:32:58 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
The Name of the Wind

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:42:15 PM PDT
T M says:
Just finished "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern and really enjoyed it. Everyone needs a little magic sometimes.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 8:51:58 AM PDT
Bedazzled says:
"Dearie" The biography of Julia Childs, well written, on point

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 9:17:24 AM PDT
TheKay says:
"Letters From Elliott" Couldn't put it down!!!

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 4:55:58 PM PDT
Gartrh says:
Recently finished reading "The Trust" on my Kindle and found it to be a great read. Well written, fast paced and really holds your attention.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 5:30:58 PM PDT
John Mosey says:
Killing Lincoln.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 5:59:53 PM PDT
Annie M. says:
Absolutely the best I've read in a long time, Stephen King's " 11 22 63." And I am not a true Stephen King fan. But this book really grabbed me. It is not a political book, it is a love story.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 8:37:55 AM PDT
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Just when you think you've figured it out...Bam - another twist in the tale! The last line of the book (well, Kindle edition) made the hair on my arms stand up!

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 9:02:03 AM PDT
Without a doubt. Redshirt by John Scalzi. Funny, light, sentimental.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 11:14:00 AM PDT
J. Brandt says:
I finally read 'Salem's Lot this summer (I know, I's been around forever). Wow! Stephen King at his best (although 11/22/63 is now my favorite book he has ever written).

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 12:26:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 23, 2012 12:28:42 PM PDT
chartroose says:
This is strange: it's a kid's book called Wonder. It was so emotionally moving that it made me cry several times. My niece recommended it to me, so I bought on Kindle and devoured it in one sitting. Another recent favorite is a teen novel called Okay for Now that I read at the beginning of the summer. These blow my recent adult reads out of the water!

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 5:52:11 PM PDT
kj kenner says:
I read Mr g: A novel About the Creation, by Alan Lightman this summer. I've never read Lightman before, but had heard of his critically-acclaimed, Einstein's Dreams. All I can say is, "wow." Mr g was wonderful, whimsical and scientifically sound. I was in awe of how easily the author explained the creation of a universe (seemingly our own); complex quantum physics broken down, in an almost lyrical prose. It's at once, beautiful and thought-provoking. I will be rereading this inventive, overlooked novel for many years to come!
[ASIN:030737999X Mr g: A Novel About the Creation]]

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 9:25:38 PM PDT
P. D. Grove says:
MARIJUANA GATEWAY TO HEALTH by Clint Werner absolutely a book I couldn't put down and I don't find many of those kinds of books.Mind boggling resaerch and sensible arguements for leagalization of POT.All the maladies it helps or stops or cures is outstanding and will absolutely astound you. You'll ask why? aren't we told and why is this being kept from us. It it will help an ailment you'd be stupid not to use it.There are 4 major medical cananbnoids and out of 240 cannabnoids identified in a marijuana plant ONLY one gets you high, delta 9 THC.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 9:27:28 PM PDT
P. D. Grove says:
The REPUBLICAN BRAIN by Chris Mooney and PREDITOR NATION both are great books

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 7:07:15 AM PDT
W. Buck says:
A Broad Reach (Volume 1)

You should read 'A BROAD REACH' by Steve Myrvang, a newly published author. It's a great story and a fast read about Paul Armstrong, a Seattle architect who's business partner meets with a untimely death and leaves Paul with a conundrum...what to do with the rest of his life. He eventually winds up sailing in the Virgin Islands where a series of events really transform him and his way of thinking. The book is much fun and the story quite rewarding.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 7:47:03 AM PDT
MsLee65 says:
The Harbinger: The ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. It tells us why our country is in the shape it is now.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 8:55:03 AM PDT
I read "'Salem's Lot" every autumn - as soon as I can sleep with the windows open and no A/C (it adds to the suspense!). I first read the book when I was 15 years old (when dinosaurs roamed the Earth), and still love it! I must know every line, but when I read it, I wear a set of rosary beads around my neck - and I'm not Catholic!

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 1:51:20 PM PDT
J. Bailey says:
"My favorite summer read so far is The Hotel At the Corner Of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. This is a mystery and a cultural disgrace on the part of the U.S. at the beginning of WW II. The settingis Seatle's ethnic neighborhoods. The book will bring the reader to tears in places.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 5:07:10 PM PDT
I couldn't agree more. Even though it was over 800 pages long, couldn't put it down. His images brought back such memories and his "reality of a world where Kennedy survived" was truly scary. Really makes you wonder.....

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 5:45:33 PM PDT
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N. Allen says:
The fifty shades of grey series wonderful reads, ladies it will have your legs shaking, make you sip a glass of wine and smoke a cigarette afterwards, Without a doubt wonderful so please indulge if you dare:)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 8:57:16 PM PDT
Awesome series. I don't like to read at all.... After all the talk of these books, I decided to give them a chance. I read all three very quickly. Ladies you will love them!!!!

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 2:58:45 AM PDT
I finally read Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth. I couldn't put it down. The story was amazing and the characterization very well done.
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