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Summer 2009

Summer Reading 2009 - 09/14/09

» Our final Summer 2009 reading update includes some last minute suggestions for those who want to extend their summer, and a bonus preview of an unprecedented fall reading season.
For Adults:
USA Today: President's reading list a hefty one
The Witchita Eagle: Corporate America's summer reading
NPR: Cold Cases: Icy Books Offer Relief From The Heat
Guardian: 2009 First Book Award Longlist North Carolina fiction provides good summer reading
Massachusetts Historical Society: John Quincy Adams' Shipboard Reading List: August. Who knew JQA has a Twitter account?
World Tea News: Tea Books
Culture Industry: Reading List for creative writers
Talking Union: Summer reading suggestions
Extremely Graphic: Back to Work/End of Summer Reading
Pastor Brett: Professor Grant Horner's Bible Reading System
Think Laugh Weep Worship: Fall 2009 Reading List

Children and Young Adults:
Lemondrop: Your Back-to-School Reading List
GreenBeanTeenQueen: My Children's Lit Reading List Lots of suggestions from a Tween and Teen librarian

NPR: Fall Books Readers Will Be Buzzing About
NY Observer: Hey, Look at All These Novels to Read!

I have never seen another year like this. I can hardly bear to think about fall's books, it's like looking bare-eyed into the sun. -- Sarah McNally, owner of the popular Soho bookstore McNally Jackson.

(thanks, Molly!)   [ 09/14/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 08/27/09

» This week's update includes Nancy Pearl's recommended mysteries, books on food and computer code, and late summer reading for kids.
For Adults:
NPR: Mysteries You Might Have Missed Along the Way recommended by Nancy Pearl
The Malta Independent Online: Summer reading
Spectator: Summer Reading List
Culinate: August food books Delicious reading
Techdirt: Book Reading List 2009
Code Climber: 11 books for a .NET Summer reading list
Shelf Talk: School Days: These adult novels take you back

Children and Young Adults:
Oprah: What is First Lady Michelle Obama reading with her daughters?
School Library Journal: Swim Team
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: Not Your Traditional Back-To-School Late-summer suggestions for kids' reading

  [ 08/27/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 08/17/09

» This week's update includes the Hugo awards and Thurber nominees, President Clinton's and Obama's recent reading, footnoted novels, and holiday-themed novels slated for the upcoming holiday season.
For Adults:
2009 Hugo Award winners
2009 Thurber Prize nominees including Ian Frazier's Lamentations of the Father, which still makes me laugh until I cry
WSJ: Private Equity Beat: A Summer Reading List
Daily Beast: President Obama's reading list since taking office
Los Angeles Times Books: What President Clinton has been reading lately
The Daily Beast: A Mad Men reading list read like Don Draper
Seattle Public Library: Staff Favorites
Nightstand Reading: Seattle novelist Heather Barbieri's late summer reading
The Reader's Advisor: Footnoted Novels
Socialist Worker: Summer reading for activists
Bibliophile By the Sea: New seasonally-themed books for the 2009 winter! holiday season
A Reading Recruiter: A Reading List to Build your Work Life Skills

Children and Young Adults:
NPR: A Classic List Of Must-Read Children's Books
NYT: Summer Reading Chronicle For kids who are ahead of the game and have finished their Harry Potters, Hobbits and other classics of summer reading lists, here are three recent novels they could polish off for fun before school begins
Seattle Public Library: Going to School for the First Time

Bonus: How the Amazon bestseller list works (and which marketing has the strongest effect)
  [ 08/17/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 08/10/09

» This week's update includes time travel, military history, the Man Asian Literary Longlist, crime, fantasy, and books for dudes.
For Adults:
U.S. Army Center of Military History: Recommended Professional Reading List
BBC: The Big Read Top 100 (this is the source for the list that's been going around Facebook; I've read 43 of them)
The Economist: Summer reading (Eastern Europe)
The Guardian: Linda Buckley-Archer's top 10 time-travelling stories
The Daily Beast: Dog Day Reading List
Seattle Public Library: Icy Cold Reads
2009 Man Asian Literary Prize: Longlist
ABA: The September Indie Next Great Reads
Library Journal: Books for Dudes: Dog Day Bildungsromans
The Reader's Advisor: Best Reviewed Crime Fiction of the Past Ten Years
Politico: Expert suggestions for summer reading Recommendations for reading on The Middle East, Energy, Economic History, and American political History
Central Crime Zone: The 2009 Crimespree Awards
World Fantasy Convention: 2009 World Fantasy Awards
Awakening Grace: An Online Puritan Reading List Summer Reading - Top 10 books that you should drop everything to read now...
Comic Book Resources: Friday's Beach Reading
New Age Comics with Andrenn: Summer Reading
Roll Away the Dew: Summer Reading list for Non-traditional MBAs

Children and Young Adults:
Seattle Public Library: Even More Summer Staff Favorites for Children

Bonus: Newsweek: Death Becomes Them "Literary" authors are writing noir - but they're often not that good. So who should you read instead?

Writers such as James Ellroy, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, Donald Westlake, Walter Mosley, Laura Lippman, James Sallis, Megan Abbott, and George Pelecanos have managed to infuse crime novels with a quality of writing not seen since the days of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain.

I really dislike the "serious" artist's snobbishness toward genre. I've seen this from authors and actors both, and all it tells me is that they aren't familiar with the form - or are too concerned with their imagined status to learn.  [ 08/10/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 08/03/09

» This week's update includes the 100 best beach books ever, essential reading for armed services members, nautical pioneers, and the 2009 Booker Longlist.
For Adults:
NPR: Audience Picks: 100 Best Beach Books Ever
Nature: A break from the bench Summer reading recommendations
Navy Times: House Armed Services Committee chairman Ike Skelton's 2009 List of 50 Essential Books [Word doc] (a supplement to his 2003 Reading List [Word doc]). Recommended for military officers, noncommissioned and petty officers, and all Congressional members
TimesOnline: MP's picks for summer holiday reading
The Man Booker Prize 2009 Longlist
Seattle Public Library: Explore your Inner Captain: Great Reads about Nautical Pioneers
AIGA: Designed for Summer Reading
GOOP: Summer Reading Suggestions
The Daily Beast: Last-chance summer books
JTA: Summer reading and the Holocaust
Cheeky Fresh: Summer Reading List For Millennials
Male Rights Network: A Masculinist Reading List
Kenneth C. Davis: A Historian's Revolting July 4 Reading List

Children and Young Adults:
Seattle Public Library: More Summer Staff Favorites for Children: Historical Fiction

Bonus: Reliable resources for choosing book club books

  [ 08/03/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 07/27/09

» This week's update includes recommendations for outdooorsmen, science buffs, romance readers, lots of lists for children, the best genre writer you've never heard of, and Issac Newton's real-life stint as a private investigator.
For Adults:
NPR: Stranger Than Fiction: Summer Science Books including Newton and the Counterfeiter
Warwick Beacon: GreenSource: Summer Reading recommendations for gardeners
Rome News Tribune: Hot Summer Reads Summer reading for the outdoorsman
City University: Investigative Journalism Reading List
Israel Policy Forum: Summer Reading on the Peace Process
The RITA awards Annual romance awards
Library Journal: Summer Reading - Historic Romances - Five summer sizzlers
2009 Mythopoeic Award Winners outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas
American Bookseller's Association: The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List
Reader's Advisor: Perspective Flip - Classics from Another Point of View
Kenneth C. Davis: Slavery, Abolition, Rebellion: A Reading List
JP Morgan: The 10th Annual Summer Reading List
PETA: The Essential Vegetarian Reading List

Children and Young Adults:
Seattle Public Library: More Summer Staff Favorites for Children: Fantasy Chapter Books
Dragonfly Book Reviews: Reading Challenge and Reading List
Texas Library Association: 2X2 Reading Lists Age 2 to Grade 2
Texas Library Association: Texas Bluebonnet Award (Grades 3 - 6) 2009-2010 Master List and previous master lists
Texas Library Association: Tayshas High School Reading Lists
Massachusetts Children's Book Award: 2009-2010 list

Bonus: NY Times Magazine: The Genre Artist "Jack Vance is the most painful case of all the writers I love who I feel don't get the credit they deserve. If 'The Last Castle' or 'The Dragon Masters' had the name Italo Calvino on it, or just a foreign name, it would be received as a profound meditation, but because he's Jack Vance and published in Amazing Whatever, there's this insurmountable barrier." - Michael Chabon   [ 07/27/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 07/20/09

» This week's update includes recommendations for thoughtful Mormons and atheists, job hunting, cool hunting, and award winners from science to fantasy.
For Adults:
Christian Science Monitor: Summer reading list Jeffery Deaver's top 10 computer novels EM Forster to William Gibson
Mail Online: The ultimate holiday reading list
NPR: Three Books: Radio Reads: Books Capture The Essence Of The Dial
Businessweek: Innovation Summer Reading List
LA Times: 61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list
Library 35 Going on 13: Fantasy Land recommendations for lovers of fantastic or speculative fiction
Toronto Sun: Savoury summer reading Summer 2009 cookbooks
60 Years of the National Book Awards: 77 Fiction Winners
Great Lakes Book Awards: 2009 finalists honoring books with a Great Lakes theme or setting or written by an author living in the region
Royal Society Prize: Science Books shortlist
2009 Locus Award Winners science fiction and fantasy
2008 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners (announced July 12, 2009) for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic
Amazon: Best Books of far
Beach reading for Tory bookworms Conservative MP Keith Simpson's holiday reading list for his Tory colleagues
Seattle Library Readers share their suggestions for Summer Reading
GoodReads: 2009 Summer Reading List as voted by members Books for Your Job Search Summer Reading List
Kevin Stilley: Eight Summer Reading "Mini" Book Reviews
Cool Hunting Summer 2009 Reading List
Sitz im Leben: Historical Jesus Reading List
Mormon Times: A summer reading list for the thoughtful Mormon reader
77 Favourite Atheist Reads

Children and Young Adults:
Seattle Public Library: More Summer Staff Favorites for Children: Picture Books
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette: Book series, classics top youngsters' summer reading lists
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Summer reading for young adults
Celsias: Summer Reading List for Eco-Kids

Bonus Link: NPR's 100 Best Beach Books Ever - Top 200 Finalists
  [ 07/20/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 07/13/09

» This week's update includes Richard and Judy's Summer picks, the best books about music, comics for kids, 50 best summer reads of all time, and a Robert McNamara & Vietnam reading list
For Adults:
Richard and Judy's 2009 Summer Reading Recommendations
LA Times: 60 New Books to Read This Summer Text on the beach - the 50 best summer reads ever
Education Week: An educator's reading list
U. Maryland Smith School of Business's Top 10 Summer Reading List for 2009
Gaper's Block: A Reading List Between Sets: A Guide to the Best Books About Music to Read This Summer Building a Theological Library: Simplicity - A Reading List business titles
HuffPo: Robert McNamara and Vietnam: A Basic Reading List
NRO: Beach-Bag Books
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Summer Reading List suggestions from an economics professor
The InsideCatholic Summer Reading List 2009
America the National Catholic Weekly Summer Reading

Children and Young Adults:
School Library Journal: Comics That Celebrate America's Cultural Diversity
  [ 07/13/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 07/06/09

» This week's update includes the Newsweek top 50/100, an MBA reading list, video game fiction, disabled sleuths, 125 great Southern books, the Ultimate Teen Bookshelf, Best Beachbag Books, and great American biographies
For Adults:
Newsweek: What to Read Now
Newsweek: Top 100 Books: The Meta-List
NPR 3 Books: Red, White And True: The Great American Biography
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Five new baseball books capture the rhythms of the game, Ron Antonucci
Times Online: Val McDermid reviews the latest thrillers
Business Week: Getting In Summer 2009 Books: MBA Reading List
Wired to Care: A Dozen Books to Help You Reinvent Your Business This Summer
Santa Barbara Independent: S.B. Writers Share Their Top Summer Reading Picks
Examiner: A genealogist's reading list
Agee Film: 125 Great Southern Books
Crime Fiction Book List: Disabled isn't Unable: This crime fiction book list includes books and series featuring a character whose physical, emotional or mental limitations figure in the plot or character development of the stories or series
The Catholic Summer Reading Program
The Modesto Bee: Summer Reading: Mystery, action, romance await Your summer reading list
The Greenwood Commonwealth: Three books for summer reading list
The Buffalo News Opinion: Natural history books make great summer reading
Kotaku's 2009 Summer Reading List great work of video game fiction: titles that excel at adding depth to the games they are inspired by, as well as a few that have inspired games on their own
The Capitol Fashionista: The 13 Fashion Books That You Should Have In Your Fashionista Library
An und für sich: Liberation theology reading list a list intended to gives students whole books instead of scattered essays; and not be suicide-inducing in the context of one quarter
The Satellite Sisters: The Best Beachbag Books
Going Green - A Resource for Today's Green Business: Summer's Here; Time to Get Started on Your Summer Reading List and General Reading List
Trent Hamm: My Summer Reading List for 2009
Roy Christopher: Summer Reading List book recommendations from RC, Richard Metzger, Cynthia Connolly, Steven Shaviro, Gareth Branwyn, Peter Lunenfeld, Gary Baddeley, Dave Allen, Patrick Barber, David Silver and Josh Gunn
Outside my Kitchen Window: Summer Reading List Christian Reading For Moms, Christian Reading For Women, General Christian Reading, and Just for Fun

Children and Young Adults:
Young Adults Library Services Association: Ultimate Teen Bookshelf
Tween Whisperer: Summer Reading for Tweens
Junior Fiction/YA Books
University of Maryland: Summer Reading List for Kids - Time to "Go Green!"
NYT: The Best Kids' Books Ever, Nicholas D. Kristof, plus his kids' and readers' suggestions

Bonus: 2009 Southern Reading Challenge

  [ 07/06/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 06/29/09

» This week's summer reading lists include Manga for Grownups, the best in Zombie Lit, the 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards, and the 1st Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge
For Adults:
NPR: Summer Nonfiction: True Tales Enlighten, Delight Local authors offer a peek at their summer reading lists
Comment Magazine: A summer feast of books "Accessible starters for those who haven't quite learned to swim in the deeper waters of academia and the formation of the Christian mindset"
Poets and Writers magazine: Summer Reading List Poetry, Novels and Novellas, Classics, Short Stories, Nonfiction, and Memoir
Sacramento Bee: Summer reading list points the way to mystery, action and romance Summer reading: Melissa Katsoulis revisits the books that have most impressed our critics this year and compiles a list - from thrillers to biographies - to see readers through the summer
The News Star: Include these titles on summer reading list business titles 12 Great Manga for Grownups
Angels On Your Shoulder: Ah, it's the weekend and summer reading books about angels, miracles and grace
Grimoire of the Hour: Zombie Lit Hit List
GreetQ: Summer Reading

Children and Young Adults:
2009 ALA Youth Media Awards Everything from the Newbery to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
NPR: Great review of Peter Abrahams' Reality Check, with excerpt
Tacoma Public Library: 100 Books Your Child Should Hear before Kindergarten
Smithsonian: Our Story recommended books on American history

Bonus link: 1st Annual Summer Islamic Reading Challenge To encourage Muslim children (and interested non-Muslims) to read and review Islamic children and adult books
  [ 06/29/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 06/22/09

» This week's compilation of Summer Reading Lists includes more from Nancy Pearl, two lists for Christians and Theologians, all-ages Manga, and recommendations for brides-to-be.
For Adults:
NPR: Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks Summer's Best Books
The Boston Globe: The books of summer
Asheville Citizen Times: Summer, and the reading is easy: From worldly to local, new books are bountiful
Seattle Public Library: Staff Favorites: Three more novels for your summer reading
UC Davis: Smart Summer Reading
TheoSource: Summer Reading: What's in Your Stack booklists by Christians and theologians
Unashamed Workman: 100 Recommended Reads divided into parts: For Unbelievers, For New Christians, Defending Your Faith, Bible Studies, The Church, Evangelism, Theology, The Cross of Christ, Baptism, Prayer, For Singles and those Dating, On Marriage, Pastoral Issues, Eldership, The Pastor's Role, For Women, For Men, and Biographies
Examiner: Top 10 + 1 intriguing science books to take on vacation
Read Street: Summer reading: more dirty books
Buzz Sugar: Summer Reading: 12 New Books to Check Out
Women's Enews: Women's Writing Fires Up Summer Reading Lists
Chicago Boyz: Summer Book Recommendations for a Friend
Weddings in Vieques: Excellent Summer Reading Recommendations for Brides-to-Be

Children and Young Adults:
Kansas City Star: Summer reading for tweens Great All-Ages Manga for Young Readers: Kid-Friendly Graphic Novels Full of Fun, Fantasy and Pocket Monsters
Publisher's Weekly: ShelfTalker's Summer Reading List for young adults (annotated shortlist)
School Library Journal: Searching for the Perfect Summer Reading List? The Coretta Scott King Committee offers some terrific choices

  [ 06/22/09 ]

Summer Reading Challenge

» Here's a Summer reading challenge for those of you who are enthusiastically making your way through my summer reading lists:

Read 10 books by Sept. 21.
Of the 10, I suggest: 1 classic you've never read but always meant to
1 book you've read and always wanted to reread but haven't yet
at least 1 book featured on AuthorsNow!
1 book outside the genres you usually read
1 "impulse" book that catches your eye during the summer
5 others of your choosing

Kids can join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge - only 4 books to win!  [ 06/15/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009 - 06/15/09

» This week's installment of summer reading lists is long and diverse, including everything from Oprah's recommendations, several library lists, books on design, current events, African-American religious history, barbequeing, and more.

For Adults:
NPR: Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads
NYT: The Girls of Summer

When a woman writes a book that has anything to do with feelings or relationships, it's either called chick lit or women's fiction, right? But look at Updike, or Irving. Imagine if they'd been women. Just imagine. Someone would have slapped a pink cover onto 'Rabbit at Rest,' and poof, there goes the ... Pulitzer." - The Commencement

British Fantasy Awards Shortlist
Australian Book Industry Awards 2009 Shortlists
Oprah's 2009 Summer Reading List: 25 Books You Can't Put Down
The Daily Camera: Your summer reading list
Salon: Summer Reading: True Confessions
LA Times 60 New Books to Read This Summer
The Providence Journal: Cool titles for some hot summer reading Hot summer reading: New barbecue books
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Read it: Cool books for a hot Lone Star summer
Chicago Tribune: 33 hot reads for the summer
Houston Chronicle: Hot titles available for summer reading
The Wichita Eagle: Summer reading list Stay cool and delve into a good book this summer>
Foreign Affairs: What to Read on Pakistani Politics
KBUR: Summer Reads '09
Seattle Public Library: Summer reading suggestions
Seattle Public Library: Viewing History through a New Lens history from a fresh angle
Reader's Advisor: The Date's the Thing: Histories of Time Periods I might add A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and perhaps The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914, both by Barbara W. Tuchman, (and neither of which I have read)
Nonfiction for your summer reading list Book recommendations from the Beaufort County Public Library
The Sister Project: Sister-themed summer reading
Sisterpedia: Sister-themed fiction
Sisterpedia: Sister-themed nonfiction
Claiming Sisterhood: Women's rights and feminism summer reading list
Author Jen Lancaster's Summer Beach Reading List
East of Midnight: The Long, Hot Summer Reading List African-American religious history and writing
Daily Beast: 5 Hot Summer Thrillers
Design Observer: Books Received: Summer 2009
The Chicago Blog: A Frank Lloyd Wright Reading List, On the Occasion of His Birthday My summer reading list for Barack Obama
Clastic Detritus: Summer Reading List
Reporting on a Revolution: Summer Reading List
Kenneth C. Davis: Summer Reading List With a Twist a historian's summer reading list with: a "water" theme
Flux Publisher Christian Valentiner's summer reading list

Children and Young Adults:
Simple Kids: The List - Children's Literature We Love! Babies & Toddlers through Upper Elementary and Beyond Recommended Reading Lists for All Ages (2 - 18)
Traverse City Area Public Schools: Elementary and High School reading and activity lists
Great green reads for kids: co-books to help your kids understand and care about the environment

  [ 06/15/09 ]

Summer Reading - 06/08/09

» This week's installment of summer reading suggestions. Click the link in the right sidebar for the entire list.

For Adults:
NPR: Celebrating Summer By Opening The Books
NPR: Books Reveal Theater's Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
NYT: Summer Cookbooks
NYT: Gardening Books
NYT: Travel Books
NYT: Visuals: Cover to Cover
NY Magazine: What to read this summer
NYT Magazine: A Summer Reading List for Parents
Boston Herald: Hub notables share their summer reading picks
What's On Your Summer Reading List? Lists of children's and young adult authors and illustrators
Salon: Summer reading: Killer thrillers
Salon: Authors recommend great summer reading Neil Gaiman and others, although the recs are annoyingly in video, not text
Salon: Chick lit
Salon: True confessions
Finding pleasure in summer reading with fiction, fun Corvallis booksellers' recommendations
Musical Cheers A music-themed summer reading list
Superstar librarian Nancy Pearl's 2009 Summer reading list
Lake County News-Sun: Summer reading preview
Early Summer Cocktail Book Reading List books about bartending
Bill O'Reilly: More summer reading choices
Cal State San Marcos' Creative Writing Community: Summer reading list
Amazon: Summer Reading List
AskMen: Top 5: 2009 Summer Reading Picks For Guys
Charlie Gibson's Summer Reading Recommendations
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Summer books: Paperbooks for sizzling, mesmerizing reading
Relevant: Summer Reading Guide
USA Today: 2009 Summer Books
Ottawa Citizen: Great summer reading Alice Munro goes kinky, Canada's youngest multiple killer, and much more
Daily Herald: Summer reading: Feeds your soul, sparks a laugh, or maybe tears
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Hot summer of reading
U.S. Army Center of Military History Recommended Professional Reading List
QSR: Summer Reading List suggestions for restaurant operators
The New Criterion: Summer reading
Zenpundit: Summer Reading List
Examiner: Summer reading
OMG Girl: Summer reading list
Between Two Worlds: Mohler's Summer Reading Recommendations
Apologetics 315: 3 Apologetics Books for Summer Reading
Oncofertility Consortium: Summer Reading List: Global Perspectives on Reproduction

For Children and Young adults:
Examiner: Baltimore County summer reading lists for high schoolers
The Herald Bulletin: At the Library: Summer reading for children
Florida Department of Education Summer Reading List for Families
Tri-Cities Prep: High School Summer Reading List
  [ 06/08/09 ]

Summer Reading - 06/01/09

» This week's installment of summer reading lists. Remember, you can always access the full list by clicking the link on the right.

For Adults:
WSJ: A Book Lover's Summer
NPR: Suggestions For Summer Reading Debut novels by Minnesota authors make great summer reading
Globe and Mail: The Canadian Forces reading list
Lexgo: Here's a stack of summer reading
Summer releases from Canadian publishers
Computerworld: Summertime Survival Reading
Beaumont Enterprise: Dip into the summer reading pool with these hot book picks
Film Misery: 2009 Summer Reading List books that will be film awards contenders this fall
The Lesser of Two Equals: Reading List for Summer 2009
Ethnosnacker: Ethnographic Reading List
Green Space: Summer Reading List sustainability/self-sufficiency titles
Global Health Blog: Best readings in global health
Execupundit: Summer Reading Summer books: Paperbooks for sizzling, mesmerizing reading
Cultural Offering: Summer Reading List

For Children and Young Adults:
Kansas City Star: Summer reading: Reviews of new kids books
Summer reading: Caldecott Medal recipients were winners with these kids

  [ 06/01/09 ]

Summer Reading 2009

» As many of you know, due to my arm injury I was unable to maintain a list of Summer reading suggestions last year . However, my arm is much better this summer, and so I present you with the first installment of this year's list of lists.

Update: Additions to this list will be posted in the weblog, and be archived on their own page. Just click the link in the righthand sidebar to see the latest entries.

Summer Reading for Adults:
Steven King: Seven Great Books for Summer
ALA: Best genre fiction titles named to 2009 Reading List
The Daily Beast: The 13 Hottest Summer Reads
NPR: Best Fiction For Every Kind Of Summer Day
NPR: On The Hunt For Fabulous Fiction
NPR: For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels
NPR: The 10 Best Summer Cookbooks Of 2009
Examiner: Summer reading blockbusters
Examiner: Summertime and the reading is easy: Top five summer reads
Examiner: Sustainable summer reading
Examiner: Summer reading list: Part 1
The Dallas Morning News: Summer Reading Suggestions
The Dallas Morning News: 4 thrillers for summer reading
Newsday: Ten books for summer reading
Central Florida Future: Staff Summer Reading List
STL Today: Summer reading list from SLU libraries
2009 CSAF Reading List (selected by the Air Force Chief of Staff for service personnel)
Bill O'Reilly's 2009 Summer Reading List
Jane Austen Today: My Top Ten Jane Austen Sequels
ID-ology: The books we love most right now (branding and business titles)
One-Read: 2009 List of Suggested Titles

Childrens and Young Adult Books:
List of Lists: Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2009

Bonus links:
10 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen
15 Influential Early Works of Apocalyptic Fiction (ranging from 1805 - 1941)
  [ 05/26/09 ]



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