Reading List – Spring/Summer 2017

My book round up for spring and summer 2017. Does anyone else have trouble reading in the summer? Reading in the fall is so much easier. I can’t wait to cuddle up next to the fire and waste hours away reading.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
Another great book by a Swedish author. (Read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman). It follows a 100-year-old man named Allan Karlsson, who climbed out the window and disappeared. Jonasson leaves little to the imagination in his title choices, but this story will keep you on your toes. Karlsson is over living in his retirement home and decides to escape. He soon finds himself running from the law and telling his companions stories from his equally insane past 100 years.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
A dark, twisted love story about two magicians who have been slated by their mentors to compete against each other in a traveling circus. I set this book down and forgot about it for about a month, but when I finally picked it back up I was finished with it in about two days.

Diary of an Oxygen Thief – Anonymous
Read if you ever wanted to know what a douche-bag is thinking while he ruins your life (and his own).

Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
My first delve into audio-books. It follows two teens, with completely different upbringings, as they fall in love on their bus ride to school. It was a great introduction into audio-books since it’s easy to follow along.

The Lunar Chronicles – Marissa Meyer
Book 1 – Cinder. Book 2 – Scarlet. Book 3 – Cress. Book 4 – Winter.
This is a great series to introduce a young adult into reading. I finished each book in about 2-3 days and each left me wanting more. It’s set in a dystopian future and features famous fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. The characters stay true to their classic fairy tale traits and story lines, but with surprising futuristic twists. Think werewolves, cyborgs, young love, and a fight for freedom.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone & Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling
It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me or reads this blog that I love Harry Potter. See “Best. Day. Ever.” for proof. I had to include this series because A. I’m actually reading them right now and because B. I’m listening to them on audio-book for the first time. I can not recommend this series on audio book enough. Jim Dale does an absolutely fantastic job at portraying all the characters. This is officially my favorite series on book, movie, and audio-book! Who would’ve thought? (All of you, I know). Listening to this series on audio-book is a great way to rediscover your love for Harry Potter.

The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
This book is for anyone who couldn’t put down Gone Girl, The Good Girl, or Girl on the Train. Basically any book with the word “girl” in it. Thanks to my Aunt Kim for recommending this book on my last Reading List post!

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix
Another book I listened too. It follows a family through their absolutely messy life and fight for their trust fund. Every chapter is from a different character’s perspective making it hard to follow along. I wish I had read the physical book for this one.

Currently reading: Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

Currently audio-booking: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling

I’m just trying to read as many books as my mom does.

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2 Comments

  1. Aunt Deni
    September 26, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    You’ll never be able to catch up with your Mother! I haven’t read anything this summer. Shame on me. I did buy Aunt Kim – The Couple Next Door, she received two so gave one back to me. The ending made me angry! Enough said!
    Donnie bought me two Anne Rice books for my Birthday, just started the first one. My obsession, like yours with Harry Potter.

  2. Bella
    September 27, 2017 / 5:20 am

    Watership Down, love that book

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