Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Reading

Here is my list.

Spanish Daggar by Susan Wittig Albert. This is a China Bayles mystery. I like this series. Easy reading with interesting herbal knowledge.

Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich. A Stephanie Plum mystery. Another easy read series I love. Can be a bit crude at times, but I love a book that makes me bust out laughing.

The Body in the Bookcase by Katherine Hall Page. A Faith Fairchild mystery. Can you tell I like mysteries? This series shares some good recipes.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Classic. Love this book and it's been several years since I read it, so it's time again.

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. This is a young reader book, but it's a "summer tale" and sounds nice.

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now.

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I picked this one up at Target the other day, on a whim. Sounds like it may be a bit Ya-Ya Sisterhoodish.

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. I've been trying to read this book for years now! I'm going to do it this summer!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. What is a book list without some Austen in it, I ask?

Little, Big by John Crowley. I have owned this book for over 10 years now. Every time I purge the bookcase, I hang on to this one and say I'm going to read it and then promptly forget about it. I bought it when I was in the "fantasy" phase.

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. I read her first book, Garden Spells, last summer. I read it in 10 hours. I really enjoyed it, obviously. I'm hoping this one is just as good.

Collaborative Art Journals by L.K. Ludwig. As soon as I heard this was out, I ran to B&N as fast as I could. Enough said.

So, there you have it. More than likely, I will "revamp" Twilight and New Moon too, since the movie is coming out in November.

If you have any books you think I should add to my list, please don't hesitate to leave the title!

And before I go, Thank You for all the well wishes. I woke up this morning and feel SO much better than I have the past few days!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

12 comments:

Lori said...

i love to read Alisa...i am at the library all of the time...i just devour books...i recently discovered the Stephanie Plum series and i think i have read ten of them so far...they crack me up...i just adore Lula and grandma Mazur...what a hoot!!!

TinyBear said...

I love to read too - your list looks so great. Under the Tuscany Sun = I´ve seen the movie. so lovely and that book about Art Journaling - would love to read that too.
So glad you´re feeling better.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I agree with you...a list is just not complete without the romance of an Austen novel. I just finished reading her diaries...they were so unique and interesting. So glad you're feeling better...now go and enjoy one of those books!

knitterbeader said...

I'm with you on those Stephanie Plum books by J. Evanovich. I just received a card announcing #15 "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" was the name of it, I think. Yes, I agree a little crude at times, but like Lori said......they crack me up!!! Darlene

Wanda said...

I have all of Katherine Hall Page's books....I just finished "The Body in the Gallery". Book #4 in her series is set in France...go and get it...but, really you should start at the beginning and when you get to the end stop. :)

Becky said...

Funny I cant get into reading much in the summer months.I love to read in the wintertime though.I loved the story Rebecca as well.I could read it over and over.

cindy said...

Rebecca continues to be one of my all time faves, ever since I read it when I was like...15 I think (recommended by a librarian) and of course Peter Mayle, Frances Meyer are both great. And you will love Sugar Queen, I did. I was thinking today that I wish someone would make a movie of it. Good reads you got picked out there.

-c
yapping cat

Lori said...

Alisa
I read so much I lose track of what I have!I read a wonderful book by Pamela Morsi called Last Dance at the Jitterbug Lounge,fabulous!! I don't read much non- fiction cause when I return to school I have tons then with four minors and my major! So I lap up the fiction while I can! Lori

Caleen said...

Wow.. you have a lot to read.. looks exciting. I need to look for some too.. I have a list for summer too.. so far.. hasn't worked out.. I want to do so many things but, I need to be gentle and just let it flow.. I hope you are feeling better.. I have also not felt my best.. I wish you well.
Have a wonderful summer..

natalea said...

I love seeing what friends are reading! I have been a reading maniac! I should post about the books I've been reading too- right now I'm reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Have fun Alisa! xo nat

Jamie said...

I read every day and can't fall asleep without reading. Bad habit. Stephanie Plum is great! I hope you are feeling better Sweetie! Love, Jamie

Allie said...

Alisa,
Now that summer has FINALLY started for me (stupid staff developments scheduled right after the kids leave!), I've got a pile of books to settle in with. Thanks for sharing your reading list. I see a few I may need to add to my table!!
~Allie