» (Scheduled for the week I was gone, but my site exploded while I was gone. Here it is two weeks late.)
This weekend is officially the end of summer. If you're planning a long, lazy weekend, pop over to your local bookseller for one of the recommendations here and notch another title into your summer reading list.
[ 09/07/07 ]
» Can you believe the Summer Reading Lists are still coming?
[ 08/09/07 ]
» This week's roundup of 2007 summer reading.
/ (3) Comments / [ 07/27/07 ]
» Summer Reading lists for this week:
[ 07/23/07 ]
» Another installment of recommended summer reading:
[ 07/20/07 ]
» I've got a 2-week backlog. So as not to overwhelm you with the whole thing at once, here's a modest installment of the latest summer reading lists:
[ 07/17/07 ]
» Well, doesn't this sound fun: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. And according to the fine folks at the Williamsburg Regional Library, film director Peter Jackson has bought the rights to it.
I thought about ordering it from the library, but then it occurred to me that I have yet to read the book the upcoming Harry Potter film is based on—I try to stay just one ahead.
Upon looking at the cover, though, now I think I did read it. So, now that I'm caught up, I need to decide whether to keep on as I have been, or to quickly read The Half-Blood Prince so that I can read the final book of the series when it comes out. That moment won't happen ever again.
By the way, if you're looking for a steady source of book recommendations, the Williamsburg Regional Library blog Blogging for a Good Book offers about one a day. / (1) Comments / [ 06/27/07 ]
» This week's roundup of 2007 summer reading.
/ (1) Comments / [ 06/25/07 ]
» Summer reading for this week:
[ 06/19/07 ]
» British Women's Novels: A Reading List, 1775-1818 [ 06/18/07 ]
» The History of Science Society Reading the History of Western Science [ 06/13/07 ]
» Here's a find: Reviews of books on baking by amateur bakers. That's terrific summer reading for some of us. [ 06/13/07 ]
» This week's summer reading roundup:
- Louisville Courier-Journal: A little summer reading
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Head outdoors for some fine summer reading is a list of recreation-themed reading
- Lancaster Intelligencer Journal: A list of recommended speculative fiction
- LA Times: Summer reading—52 books worth looking at, organized by month of publication
- Salon's Summer Reads: Killer Thrillers and Chic Lit
- NPR: Booksellers' Picks for the Beach — or the Backyard
- Seattle Public Library Summer Reading Lists—also note this service they are offering: "Too many books, too little time? Try NextReads, which automatically notifies you about new books in your favorite subject areas. We will e-mail you a short annotated list of titles every few weeks, with links to our catalog so you can place items on hold. Sign up for as many subjects as you like." Smart.
- The Pikes Peak Library District reading list for their exhibit Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
- Bookslut: "When I was growing up I absolutely lived for the summers.[...] I could get all nostalgic here if I’m not careful, but there was something very cool about being able to read as many books as I wanted for three blissful months. I read on the patio, the sand, and the couch. This was what summer should be: go to the movies every weekend (matinees of course), rarely put on any shoe other than flip flops, and read until your mother thinks your eyes will bleed. [...] In the spirit of those memories from long ago, I have put together a girls, get your beach blanket reading here list."
- The Catholic Restorationists Essential Reading List
- Big Thinkr's Summer Reading List for Entrepreneurs
- Summer Reading Suggestions from Karl Kapp, Assistant Director of Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive Technologies
- American evangelical Albert Mohler's Recommended Summer Reading is mostly historical
- A Summer Reading list primarily centered around health heresies and food issues
- 3 Lists from The Rap Sheet, a crime-fiction-oriented blog associated with the literary Web site January Magazine: Summery Judgement, Summery Judgement II (including The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon's new alternative reality novel set in the Jewish Homeland—the remote panhandle of Alaska), and Summery Judgement III
For kids and young adults
[ 06/12/07 ]
» "The reading list below was composed several years ago by a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey for the use of his own students. It was then passed along by Rutgers undergraduates to friends at other schools, and has subsequently been circulated among students at a number of colleges and universities as 'the Rutgers reading list." [ 06/07/07 ]
» The summer reading lists are coming fast and furious now. Here's a roundup of the most recent lists I could find:
[ 06/05/07 ]
» NPR: What to Read This Summer. Suggestions from Salon book critic Laura Miller, blogger Maud Newton, and author ZZ Packer. [ 05/30/07 ]
» Not technically a summer reading list, but I'm categorizing it as such anyway. The Greenopia guide to the best green reads is a full summer's reading for those of you with an interest in this subject. [ 05/25/07 ]
» It's not yet Memorial Day, but the summer reading lists are starting to appear.
If you don't already have one, now is a great time to get a library card. If you have one, now is a great time to put it in your wallet. [ 05/16/07 ]
» It's only April, but Publisher's Weekly has already posted their list of hot books for summer. And from it, I'm excited to learn that William Gibson has a book coming out this year! (via wl) / (1) Comments / [ 04/11/07 ]