Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I am a person who loves to make lists, so making reading lists is one of my favorite reading activities, outside of the actual reading itself.  I always keep a running list of what I intend (good intentions are the pathway to reading remorse, not hell) to read for each year, highlighting a book when I've finished it.  Yes, I get all giddy when I highlight a title.  Although we are well into the summer season, I am now ready to post my summer reading list.  Remember the good intentions and all.  The one guaranteed consistency about my reading lists is the constant alteration of them, but I do hope to read many of the following titles.  If I fail to accomplish reading any this summer, they will undoubtedly make it onto my fall or winter reading lists.  The addition of children's or teen titles is quite likely to this summer list.  I've included a few YA titles, but I haven't conferred with my 11-year-old granddaughter yet as to any buddy reads.  So for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, I vow to read as many of the titles on my Summer Reading List for 2012 as possible.

Summer Reading List 2012

Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
The Yard: A Novel by Alex Grecian
Perla by Carolina De Robertis
Canada by Richard Ford
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
All About Emily by Connie Willis
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir by Anna Quindlen
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
UnWholly by Neal Schusterman
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of the 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King
Cemetery Girl by David Bell
The Reckoning by Alma Katsu
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 Istanbul Passage: A Novel by Joseph Kanon



  1. SJ Bolton is on my list to try this year and I want to continue with Tess G.

    Hope your enjoying the blogosphere. Any questions, I am happy to assist. marceblogspot(at)

  2. Thank you, Marce. It means so much to me that you are visiting my blog, and, yes, I am enjoying the blogosphere very much. I would love to hear from you after you begin S.J. Bolton's books, which I just love. I just began her latest, Dead Scared, and it promises to be another great read. Oh, Tess G. is such wonderful reading, too. Again, I am so happy to be in contact with you.

  3. I love your dedication! Your list looks great. A Language of Flowers was a nice read. I hope you enjoy it. Good luck and happy reading.