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Summer Reading - 09/05/10

» This week: Otherworld literature, books for adventurous girls, and what to read for the rest of the year.

NPR: Ricks' Picks: Best Books About War In Iraq
NPR: Three Books For The Self-Help Skeptic
Guardian UK: Otherworld literature: From total believers to complete sceptics, the author of Mirage Men selects books that are 'informative, entertaining, puzzling or all three at once'
Guardian UK: Ten of the best religious zealots in literature

Children and Young Adults:
PBS: Series Books Featuring Adventurous Girls
PBS: Booklights: Thirty Summer Books, Tot to Tween

And for the Rest of the Year:
NY Magazine: The Twenty Our most anticipated fiction and nonfiction of fall
Guardian UK: David Grossman and the new publishing season: In this week's podcast we take a look at the new publishing season and open the betting on who this year's Christmas bestsellers will be

Thus endeth Summer Reading 2010. (0) Comments  / [ 09/06/10 ]

Summer Reading - 08/30/10

» This week: The top 100 thrillers, Fantasy and Science writing award winners, spy novels by real spies, and 6 books to read after you finish Mockingjay.

CSM: Five books to read after checking the egg recall list: Here are five books that help to place the egg recall in context
NPR: Top 100 Killer Thrillers: Your picks for the most pulse-quickening, suspenseful novels ever written
NPR: Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Stories Of Survival
NPR: Three Books For Surviving Graduate School
Guardian: The Books That Made Me: Penelope Lively
Guardian: Ten of the best railway journeys
Seattle Times: Spy novels by real spies
Shelftalk: Solidarity Forever! Celebrating Seattle's Workers and Labor History
Food & Think: A Summer Reading List for Food Lovers
Locus: 2009 World Fantasy Awards Nominees
The Royal Society: Prize for Science Books 2010 shortlist
Guardian: Guardian first book award longlist ranges around the world

Children and Young Adults:
6 Flashlight Worthy Children's Books to Read After You Finish Mockingjay
  [ 08/30/10 ]

Summer Reading - 08/23/10

» This week: Nonfiction for the summer's end, astronomy-themed books, a thriller roundup, and the most wicked uncles in literature. Plus: Business book of the year longlist and the Thurber Awards.

CSM: Beyond flooding and fundamentalism: best books about Pakistan Which books best deliver Pakistan behind the headlines?
CSM: 5 great books about obscure presidents: The lives of our worst presidents make surprisingly good reading.
NPR: Back To Reality: Nonfiction For The Summer's End
Guardian UK: Star attractions: From Copernicus's struggles to tales of mad space exploration projects and the enduring mystery of black holes, the author of The Big Questions picks the best reads about 'this most noble of sciences'
Guardian UK: Crime fiction roundup
Guardian UK: Ten of the best wicked uncles in literature
Guardian UK: Summer Fiction Special: five established writers, plus the winner of our short-story competition and five runners up
Guardian UK: John O'Connell's thriller roundup
Guardian UK: Audiobook review roundup
Tufts University Faculty and Staff: Recommended Reading
Tufts University Faculty and Staff: Books for the Dog Days
Shelftalk: Nightstand Reads: Debut novelist Laurie Frankel shares her summer reading
Pittsylvania County Library Blog: Beach Reads
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: Music Makes the Difference
Urbanite: Summer Reading
jen michalski: A Shower of Summer Books
2010 Shamus Award nominations
2010 Business Book of the Year Longlist
2010 Thurber Prize Finalists

Children and Young Adults:
Shelftalk: Come on, try this at home! Fun science titles for kids
  [ 08/23/10 ]

Summer Reading - 08/15/10

» This week: romance award winners, classic works of gay literature, 50 best cookbooks, historical true crime, and books that change childrens' lives.

NPR: Three Books To Take You On That Long, Strange Trip
NPR: Literary Destinations: Five Books To Help You Escape
Christian Science Monitor: Top 5 historical true-crime books of the last decade
Christian Science Monitor: Five books that deliver life - with the boring parts edited out
Los Angeles Times: 20 classic works of gay literature
Guardian UK: Observer Food Monthly (very Anglo-centric) 50 best cookbooks: With Bold Knife and Fork (11-50) and the Top 10
USA Today: 'The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise' captivates booksellers "It's a front-runner for my most beloved book of the fall. The only difficulty I had was deciding which character I loved the best." Karen Corvello, a buyer at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn
Newsweek: What You Need to Read Now
Slate: An alternate pre-college reading list
Kansas Center for the Book: Kansas Notable Books: 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas.
Shelftalk: About Time: History of the Mind
Shelftalk: About Time: Ages of Empire
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: New Science Fiction You May Have Missed
Flashlight Worthy: Beach Reads (15 themed lists, including steampunk, culinary memoirs, and alternate history)
Flavorwire: Literature's 10 Best-Dressed Characters
2010 RITA and Golden Heart Award Winners

Children and Young Adults:
Susan Orleans' Twitter Feed: Books that change kids worlds
  [ 08/16/10 ]

Summer Reading - 08/09/10

» Lots of lists this week, from Nancy Pearl's Under the Radar picks, to the best graphic design books, to the best summer food books, to Neil Gaiman's recommendations for children.

NPR: Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 'Under The Radar' Reads
NPR: Audience Picks: Top 100 'Killer Thrillers'
Guardian UK: Patrick Cramsie's top 10 graphic design books
Guardian UK: My favourite books on sport
Guardian UK: Ten of the best motorbikes in literature
Guardian UK: Science fiction roundup
Smithsonian: A Summer Reading List for Food Lovers
Nature: Vacation reading
Health Beat: Page-Turners: Summer Reading
Shelftalk: Monday, August 9, 1945: Part 2
Shelftalk: About Time: Hidden History
The Kitchn: Best Summer Food Books
Halifax Public Libraries The Reader: CBC Information Morning - Summer Books (part two)
Halifax Public Libraries The Reader: Fiction to try if you like....
Halifax Public Libraries The Reader: Books Into Film - Summer/Fall 2010
The Librarian Next Door: August's To-Read List
Hacker News: Summer Reading Recommendations
CyberMage: Formidable Female Protagonists in Science Fiction (help bring the list to 100)
RA for All: More Offbeat Summer Reading Ideas
How Stuff Works: 21 Best-Selling Books of All Time
2010 Dylan Thomas Longlist for any published writer in the English language under the age of thirty
The Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Awards winner and shortlists (poke around)
Amazon: Editor's Top Ten
Amazon: Best Fiction of 2010... So Far
Amazon: Best Nonfiction of 2010... So Far

Children and Young Adults:
Guardian UK: Picture books for young children: there's a buzz about the place
Guardian UK: Summer books for older children: runners and riders
Guardian UK: Summer reading for teenagers: darkness, danger and charity shops
Barnes and Noble: Neil Gaiman recommends 3 children's books
Shelftalk: New twists on old tales
Halifax Public Libraries The Reader: Orphans : Family Reading - Family Reading: Ages 8+ (Children's books that adults will love too!) Your Daily Thread: Green Reads For Kids of All Ages's Top Ten Summer Books
Amazon: Best Books of 2010... So Far for Kids and Teens
  [ 08/09/10 ]

Summer Reading - 08/2/10

» This week's summer reading installment features the 10 best dragons in literature, classics for kids, fresh voices in Science Fiction, and the Booker Longlist.

NPR: One Nightstand, Six Affairs: Novels Of Illicit Love
North Country Public Radio: Readers & Writers 2010 Summer Reading List
Seattle Times: Fresh voices in science fiction: Karen Lord, Eleanor Arnason and Amelia Beamer In the field of science fiction, small independent presses are willing to take chances
Guardian: Bike blog summer reading list
Guardian: John Mullan on 10 of the best fire-breathing, treasure-guarding - or tattoed - dragons in literature
Guardian: Steven Poole on science, pseudo-science and perception
Guardian: Catherine Taylor's choice of first novels
The Nation: Nation Readers' Summer Books
Pop Matters: When Trends Survive: 5 Trends That Have Made the Leap to Subgenre Status
Paste: Eight Literary Works That Deserve a Graphic-Novel Treatment
Shelftalk: About Time: The Big Picture
Shelftalk: Monday, August 6, 1945: Part 1
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: National Golf Month (F and NF)
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: New Environmental NF You May Have Missed
Suite 101: Top 10 Summer Romances of 2010
Man Booker 2010 Longlist
Carnegie Library: Summer Reading Suggestions
Daily Beast: 6 Great Summer Beach Reads

Children and Young Adults:
National Endowment for the Humanities: Summertime Favorites: classic literature for young people from kindergarten through high school
Carnegie Library: Summer Reading for Kids Infants through 5th Grade
Carnegie Library: Teen Summer Reading
PBS: Booklights: Thursday THIRTY: Summer Books, Tot to Tween
Guardian: Summer reading for children
Shelftalk: Children's Classics from the 1970s Summer Reading List for Grades K-12, and Historical Fiction for all ages
  [ 08/02/10 ]

Summer Reading - 07/26/10

» This week's summer reading installment features medical graphic novels, the best nameless protagonists, and a thrillers roundup.

NPR: Fun In The Sun: Laugh-Out-Loud Summer Books
NPR: A London Cabbie's Summer Reading Picks
Guardian: Cian O'Luanaigh: My favourite medical graphic novels (and a blogpost introducing the genre)
Guardian: Greg Baxter's top 10 memento mori - fearless autobiographical writers
Guardian: Which books are on your summer holiday reading list?
Guardian: Ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature
Guardian: Thrillers roundup
More Magazine: The Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read Part I: The Classics
More Magazine: Summer Books You'll Remember
More Magazine: 7 Summer Cookbooks
More Magazine: 11 Top Celeb Cookbooks: Editors' Picks
More Magazine: Into the Wild
More Magazine: 23 Scandal-Filled Summer Reads
Shelftalk: About Time: Dark Days and Deeds
Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: New Fantasy Books You May Have Missed
2009 Shirley Jackson Awards Winner (announced July 11th 2010)
Daily Beast: James P. Othmer: 6 Great Novels on Work

Children and Young Adults:
Shelftalk: Princess Books for Little Girls
  [ 07/26/10 ]

Summer Reading - 07/19/10

» This week's summer reading installment includes monster hits, Stephen Kings must-reads, lots of awards shortists, and books for SF fans

NPR: Zombies And Giant Squid: Summer's Monster Hits!
NPR: Beakers To Beaches: Summer's Best Science Books
EW: Stephen King: 6 Must-Reads for Summer
EW: Lost: The Essential Reading list
Guardian: Michael Stanley's top 10 African crime novel
Guardian: The 10 best credit crunch books
WGBH:Greater Boston Summer Books 2010
The Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: Cool Reads for Hot Days
The Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 shortlist
2010 Christy Awards (Christian fiction)
2010 Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
RUSA Notable Books Council: The 2010 Selection of Titles (25 very good, very readable and at times very important fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader)
Shelfari: Mark Charon Newton: Science Fiction and Fantasy books every Mainstream fan should read, and Mainstream books every Science Fiction and Fantasy fan should read
Grasping for the Wind: 12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels and Stories of Americana
2010 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees (Science Fiction)
2010 Locus Award Winners (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
2010 Mythopoeic Awards (Fantasy)
2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist (Science Fiction Literature)
2010 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award Nominees (Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror novels by a single author)
Kotaku: 2010 Summer Reading List
Rapsheet: 100 Books you have to read
io9: The best science fiction and fantasy books for summer escapism
World News: Summer reading: 'coalition books' two books - unlikely bedfellows or easy companions recommended by British writers and politicians

Children and Young Adults:
2010 Guardian children's fiction prize longlist
Bookpage: Top 10 Best Books for Baby
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Suggestions of great summer reading books for children
Barnes & Noble Teen Beach Reads
  [ 07/16/10 ]

Summer Reading - 07/12/10

» This week: 25 best books for kids, 5 apocalypses for adults, and a lesbian summer reading list.

NPR: Comfort Books: Three Soothing Summer Reads
MSNBC: Have fun reading in the summer sun: Try great book recommendations from these three authors
Good Morning America: Top Book Picks for Great Summer Reading from 'Good Morning America'>
Monterey Conty Herald: Books to transport you on your days of leisure
Columbia Journalism Review: Regret the Error's Summer Reading List Lesbian Summer Reading List 2010
The Millions Five Apocalypses: A Particularly Catastrophic Summer Reading List
The Humble Blog: Recommended Summer Reading (books on home remodeling)

Young Readers:
Family Fun: The 25 Best Summer Books for Kids
PKids Blog: 5 Summer Books for Strong Daughters
  [ 07/12/10 ]

Summer Reading - 07/05/10

» This week: the best of the most popular, the top 10 women travelers in fiction, suggestions for teens and tweens, and JP Morgan's annual Billionaire reading list.

NPR: Wisdom of the Crowds: Notables most deserving of a second splash of attention
Guardian UK: Jennie Rooney's top 10 women travellers in fiction
World News: The best summer books: from fishing to finance
JP Morgan: 9th Annual Summer Reading List
Real Simple: Top authors pick best summer books
University of Texas at Austin: Faculty and staff recommend books to expand your horizons, wherever the summer takes you
Kojo Nnamdi Show: 2010 Summer This year's recommendations for the best summer reading from book editors, librarians and independent bookstore owners
Graphic Novel Reporter: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2010
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: 2010 Summer Okra Picks - great southern books, fresh off the vine
Shelftalk: About Time: Books about Discovering America
Beach Books: 10 Hot Summer Must-Reads

Young Readers:
Kidlitosphere: Carnival of Children's Literature (on almost any subject you can imagine)
USA Today: Pop Candy: Ten summer young-adult books you'll want to read, despite your age
On Point Radio: Summer Reads for Kids (with printed list)
Push to Talk: Summer Reads for Teens
Push to Talk: More Summer Reads for Teens
Push to Talk: Four on a Theme
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Summer Reading - 06/28/10

» This week's summer reading installment includes suggestions for progressive Christians, authors' recommendations, and lots of books for kids and tweens.

Today: Have fun reading in the summer sun: Try great book recommendations from these three authors
Relevant Magazine: Top 10 Summer Books
Huffington Post: Nina Sankovitch: What I am Reading This Summer and Why

Children and Young Adults:
ABC News: Summer Reading: The Best Books for Your Kids
Salon: Best fantasy books for children A summer reading list that will let your kid explore the magical realm (and you may even want to come along too)
Shelflife: Children's novels: Summer adventures away from home
BrightHub: Reading lists for Elementary Students in the Summer
BrightHub: Books for Summer
Our Big Earth: Must-Haves for Your Tween's Summer Reading List
Huffington Post: Pam Allyn: Summer Reading: A Midsummer Night's Read
  [ 06/28/10 ]

Summer Reading - 06/21/10

» This week's summer reading installment includes books on finance, crime novels, sci-fi, recommendations from the women of Forbes, and some scary books for kids.

NPR: Top Reads: Summer Heat Sparks Rise In Crime Novels
NPR: Summer Books That Make The Critics' Cut
Houston Chronicle: It's summer reading time, so get crackin' - a book, that is
Portland Tribune: Sports books: My suggested summer reading
WSJ Blogs Financial Adviser: Nine Books to Read This Summer (Plus My Own)
National Post: Summer Reading: Some reminders that life is awesome Travel around the world through summer's best beach books
Elle: Top 10 Summer Books for 2010
Forbes: The Absolute Best Books For Summer: Members of the ForbesWoman community tell us which books will make their summer reading lists and why
Kevin Hatch: Scifi for Summer Reading
S. Krishna's Books: Summer Reading List

Children and Young Adults:
Salon: 10 great "grownup" books for kids A summer reading list of adult literature suitable for middle school readers
Bright Hub: Summer Books that are Haunted!!
  [ 06/21/10 ]

Summer Reading - 06/14/10

» Now you can support Rebecca's Pocket by making your summer book purchases at Amazon's Summer Reading Store!

This week's summer reading installment includes books on soccer, the best science fiction of 1912, books that have captured and shaped the experiences of African-Americans, 10 recommended writers over the age of 80, and a lesbian mystery roundup. Plus picture books, chapter books, and other books for kids.
NPR: Fiction, Long And Short, For Summertime Escape
NPR: To Market, To Market: 10 Top Summer Cookbooks
NPR: Historical Fiction: The Ultimate Summer Getaway
NPR: Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads
NPR: Fiction, Long And Short, For Summertime Escapes
NPR: Vampire Stories: Two New Twists On An Old Nemesis
Guardian: Carlos Ruiz Zafón's top 10 20th-century gothic novels
Guardian: Mihir Bose's top 10 football books
Vancouver Sun: Prep for the World Cup with these books about soccer 10 hot new summer books
Lambda Literary: Lesbian Mystery Roundup: May 2010
Publishers Weekly: The Books on Foodies' Beach Blankets
Essence: 40th Anniversary Portfolio: 40 Summer Books 40 books that have captured and shaped the experiences of African-Americans
Forbes: Twenty-One Women Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Favorite Business Books
The Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 shortlist [longlist]
The Nebula Awards
Independent Book Publishers Association: Benjamin Franklin Award Finalists 2010
Gospel Music Channel: Summer Reading 2010: The Best of the Best
No Tells: Recommended Summer Reading (Poetry)
Shelflife: Short short stories
The Reader's Advisor: Under the Radar: Thrillers to Read While You Wait for the New Stieg Larsson
Ward Six: Ten Over 80: Writers To Go Back And Read
io9: The Best Year of Science Fiction Ever: 1912
Goodreads: Summer
Goodreads: Summer Reading
Goodreads: Summer Books

Children and Young Adults:
Shelflife: Summer Reads for Tweens
Shelflife: Children's Summer Reads: Picture Books
Shelflife: Children's Summer Reads: Chapter Books
Shelflife: Ship Ahoy!: Sail Into the Sunset with a Picture Book
Shelflife: Can You Feel the Beat? Picture Books that Boogie!
  [ 06/14/10 ]

Summer Reading - 06/08/10

» This week's installment includes thrillers, business books, and writer's favorites from summers past. Adults:
NPR: Summer Titles That Will Transport You Into The Past
NPR: Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads
Salon: Your guide to nail-biting summer reads
Salon: Your guiltiest summer reading pleasures
New York Books: If You Liked My Book, You'll Love These: Six writers on their favorite reading, genre by genre
USA Today: Roundup: Mysteries, thrillers to chill you this summer
NYTimes: Summer Shares: Eight writers tell us what they have read on their summer vacations.
LA Times: Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
Seattle PI: The Early Word Swimsuit Edition: New Summer Reading, Week of June 1, 2010
New York Post: Summer beach book preview
Publisher's Weekly: 'PW' Staff Picks 2010
Time: Summer Book Picks Books WEEK OF JUN 7 - JUN 13
The Root: Summer Reading: Best of the Beltway
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time [Cool Tools recommendation]
  [ 06/08/10 ]

2010 Summer Reading List

» Happy Summer, and welcome to the inaugural 2010 Summer Reading List of Lists. Check the Pocket once a week for updates, or just bookmark the 2010 Summer Reading List and refer back when your bookshelf runs dry.

Journal of Opinion, 1934: Good Books That Almost Nobody Has Read
USA Today: Hot summer books: Titles worth reading in every genre
USA Today Summer Books Calendar
NYT: Beach-Chair-Worthy Books
WSJ: Summer's Best Reads
WSJ: Great Expectations Sixteen reads the book world is betting on, from literary debuts to scientific adventures
NPR: Sizzling Summer Picks From Indie Booksellers
CSM: Summer 2010 reading guide
CSM: 5 mysteries that sizzle make cool summer reading
CSM: 8 (smart) books for the beach
CSM: 10 great books for Father's Day
CSM: 5 gripping real-life adventure stories
LA Times: 'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'Connor
The Arizona Republic: Summer Books: Fiction
BusinessWeek: Business School Summer Reading Lists 2010
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Summer books: Hornets, vampires, terrorists are coming by
Lincoln Journal Star: Summer reads: Books to keep you reading all summer long
Bloomberg: Top 50 Business Books, 'Animal Spirits' to 'What the Dog Saw'
Newsday: Beachy keen: 10 hot new summer books
O Magazine: 10 Books to Read Right Now
Entertainment Weekly: 18 Books We Can't Wait to Read This Summer
Details: Your Essential Summer Reading List
Westchester Magazine: Summer Reading
2010 James Beard Foundation Media and Book Award Winners
2010 Edgar Nominees
Agatha Award Winners
2010 Caine Prize for African Writing Shortlist
Library Journal: Short Takes: Summer Men's Fiction
Library Journal: Short Takes: Summer Women's Fiction
Top 10 Welsh underground novels
Desert Island Books (ones that actually take place on a desert island)
Arabic Writer's Union: The Best 100 Arabic Books
The Best True Crime Books
National One Book+One Parish+One Summer 2010 Begins
Summer Reading Ideas: Victorian Literature and the Novel

Children and Young Adults:
Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1960: "200 Great Books for Young Americans," ages 14 to 18
The Summer 2010 Children's Indie Next List
Guardian UK: The best children's books ever
CSM: 5 books for kids of all ages
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Reading for a Summer of Fun
Salon: Your daughters' summer vacation reading list Ages 4-12
The Statesman: Children's books: Summer titles for every age
Arizona Daily Sun: Summer reading: All in the family
The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards
Writers Against Racism: Ira Socol's DIVERSE Summer Reading List (secondary level) Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2010 (scroll past the ads to get to the bulk of the list)
Summer reading for antsy little boys
Summer Reading: 52 Picks for the Hols (Bonus: adult titles, too!)
  [ 06/02/10 ]



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