May 28, 2014

the summer reading list 2014


there's not much that makes me more happy than anticipating long summer evenings (and mornings, afternoons...) spent with a book in my hand, on the terrace, on the beach, in a park, in bed, anywhere actually (i have been known for literally not being able to put a book down and walking around with it). two weeks of family vacation will hopefully give me plenty of time to read, so i have been downloading ebooks on my kindle, gone through my amazon wish list and making lists to take to the library. the last years, i had planned to read 5 books over the summer (until the end of august). this was a manageable amount for me. but this year, i'd like to get more reading done, and also cover a broader spectrum. i'm going for 10 books, and we'll see how it goes!

the list isn't complete yet, so i'm open for recommendations (especially from the ya and children's literature section). here is what is on my summer reading list so far:

Hold On to Your Kids - Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld (parenting)
i started reading after downloading sample. it has some interesting theories and i'm looking forward to see how they are further developed.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (YA fiction)
i LOVED "Eleanor and Park", so i can't wait to start this one!

Life Below Stairs - True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney (histrorical non-fiction)
as a "Downton Abbey" fan, this one peaked my interest.

A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion (fiction)
this appeared as a recommendation in my ebook list. it sounded interesting and had good reviews, so i'll just give it a try.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (fiction)
it seems like everybody has read this one. also, 13000 5-star reviews on amazon! when i first read the description, it sounded so sad. but isn't it comforting to have a good cry with a fantastic book on the couch from time to time?

5 more books need to go on my list! so please share, do you have any recommendations? and what are you planning to read this summer? 

1 comment:

karen said...

tell the wolves I'm home was a very good book, quite thought provoking. I've read fault in our stars and did enjoy it!

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