While I was on my week-long trip to NYC, of course our days were jam-packed with sightseeing, good food and good friends. But during the travel portions and when I got in to bed at night, all I wanted to do was grab my Nook and read a good book! Because I had just gotten a Barnes & Noble gift card for my birthday, I decided now was a great time to stock up my bookshelf with a few new reads.
On my summer reading list are:
Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie: I’ve been reading this book for quite a while (gimme a break, its 600 pages long and my reading time is limited! This is a great book so far that’s Mr. R actually recommended and loved. Ad which has since been made into a movie. It’s about a young boy in India, his life growing up and a wide variety of abnormal “super powers” he finds himself possessing.
Silver Lining’s Paybook, by Matthew Quick: I haven’t seen the movie yet, which is actually really exciting. I have heard so much greatness about the movie, and we all know that the book is usually better than the movie (see my caveat here). And, did you know this book is only $4.99 in the Nook Store? That’s a steal for an award winning book! I will keep you all posted on what I think once I read it!
Bossypants, by Tina Fey: This is the book I started while I was in NYC. And so far, so awesome! I love Ms. Fey (I may or may not have finished several seasons of 30Rock in a weekend) so this book is going to get an auto- gold star from me. I love her writing, humor, and all together awkward life, and this book does not stray far. It’s a series of short stories from her life, and I am enthralled. I actually can’t wait for the next time I get to pick it up!
Call Me Evil, Let Me Go: A mother’s struggle to save her children from a brutal religious cult, by Sarah Jones: this book sounds like a gut-wrenching, heartfelt story that I am dying to start. I’ve always been fiery fascinated with cults and cult-like religions, and especially when people have found a way to escape. I think this will really be a touching, moving story.
Now I am curious: what’s on your summer reading list? I’d love to bulk up my list and read some of your favorites!