That's my bedside table. And that's Magne and Walroo. Magne and Walroo are feeling a bit put out, due to the ENORMOUS DOUBLE PILE OF BOOKS ON THEIR TURF. Sorry, guys! But hopefully by the end of the summer it will be all gone!
I started putting my most urgent "to reads" on my bedside table last year, which led to last year's Summer Reading post, in which I attempted to read an insane number of books (and mostly succeeded). Well, I've decided to do it again this year!
I put my start date as June 1st, but this is the 3rd, and I'm a bit slow with the blogging obviously, so I have already read two: OLD MAN'S WAR by John Scalzi, and SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski. I am also halfway through DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth.
And now, the list of books I will be reading by Labor Day (September 5th), in no particular order:
ANATHEM - Neal Stephenson
BEAUTY QUEENS - Libba Bray
INSATIABLE - Meg Cabot
SERVANT OF A DARK GOD - John Brown
A RING OF ENDLESS LIGHT - Madeleine L'Engle
PRECIOUS DRAGON - Liz Williams
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE - Sara Zarr
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE - Laini Taylor
HARD MAGIC - Larry Correia
CITY OF FIRE - Laurence Yep
CITY OF ICE - Laurence Yep
BLACKOUT - Connie Willis
ABANDON - Meg Cabot
ENTWINED - Heather Dixon
THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE - Maureen Johnson
WITHER - Lauren De Stephano
THE PAPER ROSE CLUB - Jennifer Youngblood & Sandra Poole
THE MALTESE FALCON - Dashiell Hammett
LIESL & PO - Lauren Conrad
CATE OF THE LOST COLONY - Lisa Klein
DANIEL DERONDA - George Eliot
THE MIDNIGHT PALACE - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
BOY 21 - Matthew Quick
THE CLOCKWORK THREE - Matthew Kirby
EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS - A. S. King
ROT & RUIN - Jonathan Maberry
DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER - Bill Willingham
GUARDIANS OF THE TEBAH STICK - Frank L. Cole (This has a new title, which escapes me. I have the Black Ops ARC . . . )
HAUNTING VIOLET - Alyxandra Harvey
THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE - Alexander McCall Smith
IN THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES - Alexander McCall Smith
BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS - Alexander McCall Smith
THE GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE - Alexander McCall Smith
SHUT OUT - Kody Keplinger
WINTER TOWN - Stephen Emond
TECHNOSAURS NO. 1 - Kevin Wasden
SCHLOCK MERCENARY: THE SCRAPYARD OF INSUFFERABLE ARROGANCE - Howard Tayler
SCHLOCK MERCENARY: THE BLACKNESS BETWEEN - Howard Tayler
Some of these books aren't out yet, but are ARCs that I was lucky enough to score in my journeys. And, to my embarrassment, some of these books are ARCs that I got a while ago and the books are out . . . I'm easily distracted by shiny new books, all right?!
This is 38 books . . . Eep. Also, my book club is reading DANDELION WINE, MAIRELON THE MAGICIAN and THE MAGICIAN'S WARD this summer, three of my favorite books. Shall I reread them? Shall I?
And what will YOU be reading this summer?