I’ve got bookcases full of books and so many that are longing to be read. Finally, it’s summer and I can indulge my inner bibliophile and leave all those curriculum guides for August. Although this is a tall stack I’ve already finished one and am eagerly moving on to the next. This pile may have to flow into the fall, but it’ll be worth it.  Looking for something fun to read this summer? Here’s my complete list…

  • Night by Elie Wiesel…The story of a jewish man’s recollections of the Holocaust is a must-read and a literary classic. It’s been on my bookshelf for years and it’s about time I cracked it open.
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls…I was fortunate enough to meet this fascinating author a few years ago at a charity event for Women Helping Women Fund. I had her autograph my copy of the book, but am embarrassed to say I have yet to read it.
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins…You’ve all heard about this famous storyline and have probably already read the books. I’ve zipped through the first two and I just started reading the last book, Mockingjay, last night. I’m a firm believer in avoiding all movie translations prior to reading their book counterparts and so far that has really served me well and kept my interest in this dystopian futuristic series.
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski This book has the most incredible reviews and it seems everyone who dares to pick it up eventually calls it a favorite. I’m hoping that’s the case when I read it, too.
  • The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank From the author of The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing, this is another coming of age story full of wit and wisdom. I love stories that tell about an evolution over a lifetime and this book spans twenty-five years in the life of the main character.
  • Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood I’ve never read any of her books, but I’ve always been fascinated by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. This book of short stories should be a good gateway into her works.

There you have it… my summer 2012 reading list. What are you reading lately? I’d love something new to add to the pile!

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