Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Reading - Part I

My husband showed me this article - "5 Best-Selling Author's Favorite Beach Reads" - and it got me thinking about the books I've read this May and so far - the 26th - this June.

Here are some of my favorites: 

Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes - this suspense novel kept me guessing. So many twists and turns! And the last line of the Epilogue is fantastic!


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The Book of You by Claire Kendal - totally creepy. Made me want to keep looking over my shoulder even though I wasn't the one being stalked. 


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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - this contemporary YA novel took me by surprise with its voice and its style, including the way Lockhart ratcheted up the tension in increasingly subtle ways.   


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Bird Box by Josh Malerman - if you're going to read only one book from this list, PLEASE MAKE IT THIS ONE. Utterly terrifying and psychologically intense, it is easily one of my favorites of 2014.


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What are you reading - and loving! - so far this summer? Any titles you're particularly looking forward to? Any favorite summer reading memories?

12 comments:

  1. Sadly I haven't read any books thus far this summer. Well, unless you count German language lesson books (I am learning German) :)

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    1. Sounds like you've been busy! Keep in mind, the summer's only just begun - plenty of time to dive into some great stories. :)

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  2. I've been slacking off on my reading so far this summer. It's taking me forever to read anything.

    I definitely want to check out that Bird Box book, but everything you've listed here sounds like something I'd love to read.

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    1. These stories stuck with me - for various reasons - long after I was done reading them. BIRD BOX is scary - not in a blood-and-guts kind of way but in that subtle, creepy way that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. :)

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  3. Lots of suspense and scary reads here...sounds like you like to be on the edge of your seat!

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    1. But only when that seat is securely in my living room where the lights are on and the doors are locked. :)

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  4. I've had a read-fest these last few weeks as I've been under the weather - I've re-read some books by Mercedes Lackey (fantasy), re-read The Black Trillium (more fantasy), read two books in the Quantum Prophecy series (MG superhero scifi), and just finished Gone (a YA scifi dystopian thriller). Going somewhere far away in the imaginary realm can be a good thing on some days. :)

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    1. Whoa! I'm impressed. :)

      And I hope you feel better!

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  5. I've read a lot, but they've all been by the bloggers I follow. But a few traditional fantasies are still on the list!

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  6. I love a scary read! Thanks for the recommendations.

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