Am I the only nerd that misses the summer reading list you used to get when you were a kid? I couldn't wait to get my list and make my way to the library. I'd get a special notebook and Papermate pen to write down all my thoughts so I wouldn't forget anything, and it was all I could do to make it until school started again, so I would finally have someone I could talk to about all the characters, plot twists and unexpected endings.
Book clubs fill the summer reading list void, but the only problem is, now that I'm a grown up I wanna read, what I want to read… hahaha. I don't want to read what somebody else tells me to read, and in book club, you eventually have to give the other folks in the book club a chance to pick books too. Now sometimes that works out great and you discover and love a book you never would have chosen for yourself. But other times, you end up spending time and energy on a book, when you'd rather be reading, or doing something else, just so you're not the slacker of the month when your book club convenes again.
Sooo, I have decided to make myself a summer reading list, and would like to enlist all of you to be my book club/ class. I will be reading and writing reviews on all of the books below (and possibly some other bonus books if I can find the time). If you have read, or would like to read any of the books on the list, comment on the appropriate book review, or this post and we can get a conversation going!
Join me my fellow Book-a-holics!!!
Satya's Summer 2014 Reading List
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines Book 5) by Richelle Mead
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler