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The Great Summer Reading List (well, some of it)

So, I’ve been preparing my summer reading list (along with a list of things I want to bake/ cook over the summer).  Some of the texts are for my thesis (although, essentially, I would have read these all anyway just, perhaps, not in a bunch), some will be rereads (hello Harry Potter, I am prepared to sob for the umpteenth time), and many will be completely new (and a lot are from this year. This is a phenomenal year for books coming out by authors I love. So, well done 2015, well done).

Here is a small sampling of the some hundred+ (yeah, that’s not a typo. I HAVE TO HAVE MY DREAMS) books on my list. Obviously, this isn’t by any means all the books (and the fun thing about book lists is that, inevitably, I’ll go off list and pick up random books at the library or read a reference to a book that I then just have to read), but it is an eclectic sampling of the BOOKS. (Oh gosh, summer, I’m so looking forward to you).

A Very Incomplete List of Some of the Books I’ll Be Reading

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure by: Samira Kawash

The Buried Giant by: Kazuo Ishiguro

The Tusk that Did the Damage by: Tania James

Phantom Waters by: Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Ghosts of Iceland by: Robert Anderson

The Grace of Kings by: Ken Liu

Lock In by: John Scalzi

Voices in the Night by: Steven Millhauser

Religion and the Decline of Magic by: Keith Thomas

Not in Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic is Transforming America by: Christine Wicker

Ghost Hunters by: Deborah Blum

Girl on the Train by: Paula Hawkins

DNA by: Yrsa Sigurdardottir (if I can get my greedy paws on an international copy, since the US IS VERY BEHIND IN TERMS OF SIGURDARDOTTIR)

Chinese Ghost Stories by: Lafcadio Hearn

A God in Ruins by: Kate Atkinson

Oof and now I need to stop before I decide to just forsake the end of the semester and start reading all of the things. So, dear readers, what’s on your summer reading list? You know, I could always use more book recommendations (it’s a sickness. I’m okay with it).




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