What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Books I Recommend

Since I’m always in search of new and interesting books to read, this will be a list of the books I’ve read over the course of each month that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I do not plan to put every book I read up here–only the ones I’d recommend to others. Many of the books I read are crap, anyway. 🙂 They’ll be sorted by the date I read them.

August 2011

  • Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card
  • Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan

July 2011

  • Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  • The Department of Lost and Found, Allison Winn Scotch
  • My One and Only, Kristan Higgins
  • Tuscan Holiday, Holly Chamberlin
  • Shanghai Girls, Lisa See

July 2010-June 2011 (i.e. since I got my Nook, not an exhaustive list)

  • Things I Want My Daughters to Know, Elizabeth Noble
  • The Center of Everything, Laura Moriarty
  • Cottage by the Sea, Ciji Ware
  • Miranda’s Big Mistake, Jill Mansell
  • Summer Secrets, Barbara Freethy
  • Beginner’s Greek, James Collins
  • The Ocean Inside, Janna McMahan
  • Millie’s Fling, Jill Mansell
  • The Zero Game, Brad Meltzer
  • Hush Money, Susan Bischoff
  • Am I Right or Am I Right?, Barry Jonsberg
  • Knife Music, David Carnoy
  • Gossip of the Starlings, Nina de Gramont
  • Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
  • Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
  • Sorrow Floats, Tim Sandlin
  • Skipped Parts, Tim Sandlin
  • A Vintage Affair, Isabel Wolff
  • Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen
  • Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games trilogy #2)
  • Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games trilogy #3)
  • Catch of the Day, Kristan Higgins
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jenny Han
  • It’s Not Summer Without You, Jenny Han (sequel)
  • Room, Emma Donoghue
  • Wish, Alexandra Bullen
  • Fools Rush In, Kristan Higgins
  • Fly Away Home, Jennifer Weiner
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson (Millennium Trilogy #1)
  • The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larson (Millennium Trilogy #2)
  • The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larson (Millennium Trilogy #3)

Books I Will Always Love

  • Sloppy Firsts and all subsequent sequels, Megan McCafferty
  • Harry Potter series
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
  • all by Meg Cabot
  • all by Jane Green
  • all by Sophie Kinsella

If you’d like to hear more about anything on this list or you have a book recommendation for me, please let me know!

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