Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Book Club — Summer Reading List

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? - Seth Godin I read this book at the suggestion of my husband who kept referring to my occasional bouts of self-doubt as my "lizard brain." The main idea of this book is believing in yourself, focusing on your art (everyone has some sort of gift, whether it's what you already do or what you want to do) and mapping out your own plan rather than complying with the system. 

Still Missing - Chevy Stevens Grace of Stripes and Sequins highly recommended this psychological thriller. A young realtor is kidnapped and held captive by a psychopath. It kept me hooked and was the perfect alternative to a fluffy romance "beach" read.

Bossypants - Tina Fey To put it simply, this book is laugh out loud hilarious.

Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins  Obviously. Hannah passed this book on to me, I'm sure knowing that we will end up bonding over the teen cast when the movie is released. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series and having something to discuss with my new 7th graders.

I'm currently reading Jaycee Dugard's story, A Stolen Life. It's like the non-fiction version of Still Missing. Crazy stuff.

What books did you read this summer? What are you currently reading?


Liz in the Mist said...

I am going to have to check out Linchpin and Still Missing. I love the Hunger Games. I am working on a 4 book series, currently on book 2: Game of Thrones, which was written in the late 90's, and there is now an HBO series based off of it. It is a med-evil/fantasy type of book. I also read Jodi Piccoult's Sing you Home.

Grace said...

thanks for the shout-out!! looooved still missing... and bossypants!

Laura said...

I finished Hunger Games in 2 days! I just ordered the other two and cant wait to put my nose in them. I also finished The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath....very dark and very good. I just started an oldie but goodie, Brave New World. I read it in 6th grade but didnt quite understand it. So, I am looking forward to reading it through slightly more mature eyes.

Allison said...

Liz, I'll have to check out Game of Thrones. I know a lot of people who really enjoy the series on HBO. Laura, The Hunger Games was so addictive and hard to put down for me too!

Aimeé Cardella said...

LOVED Bossy Pants. It was such an easy read and I felt like I was sitting across from Tina Fey the entire time hearing it from her own mouth. Will check out your other books but I just picked up The Reliable Wife. :)

Molly Jane said...

I can't wait to read Bossypants! As we discussed before, I loved The Hunger Games series ... finished the first in a week, the second in a day, and the third in a week. I think the movies have a lot of potential!

I'm currently reading The Forgotten Garden.