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May 16th, 2013 06:47 PM #46Senior Member
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I like to read wintry books in the summertime.
Arctic Dreams - Barry Lopez
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland - Gretel Ehrlich
Kristin Lavranssdattar - Sigrid Undset (Tina Nunnally translation)
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing
The Kalevala - compiled by Elias Lonnrot
Moominland Midwinter - Tove Jansson
Regeneration series - Pat Barker
The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brian
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
A Fine Balance = Rohinton Mistry
Arthur Conan Doyle, John LeCarre, Rex Stout, etc etc.
On tape: Essential Welty - Eudora Welty reads her own short stories.
May 16th, 2013 07:19 PM #48
Christopher Moore for summer reading lists. His books are hilarious.
I love the Belgariad series! My brother and I had many an adventure pretending to live in Garion's world. For any lovers of high/epic/quest fantasy series, I also recommend:
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (which has been posted numerous times already, but still... it's good!)
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams
The Belgariad and The Malloreon by David Eddings (also children's novels)
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander (these are children's novels)
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
any of Robin Hobb's series (my personal favorite is The Liveship Traders which I previously recommended)
and any Brandon Sanderson (who completed The Wheel of Time when Robert Jordan died)
If you like some humor in your fantasy, or are in the mood for very light reading, Piers Anthony is a classic, and Jim C. Hines Princess series and his Goblin series are a ton of fun.
On my list is The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson, which I've heard from almost all lovers of fantasy to be the best there is, I just haven't had time to dive in yet. Plus, everyone tells me the first book is a chore because it's all set up.Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
Caspian Wilder ☀ Conrad Elessar ☀ Damian Sparrow ☀ Desmond Meriadoc ☀ Evander Hart ☀ Griffin Ward ☀ Gwydion Alaric ☀ Malachi Bjorn ☀ Peregrin Llyr ☀ Theodore Winter
planning a wedding, writing a novel and preparing for the baby making
our two furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander
May 16th, 2013 07:44 PM #50
Tess, you should try Jude the Obscure. I liked it far more than Tess (possibly because someone ruined the ending for me, but still) Jude is fabulous!
Fitzgerald and Forester books on my list.
I've never heard of Irene Nemirovsky, maybe I'll read up on her.
Also, I agree with the suggestion of Jasper Fforde. All of his stuff is fun and great for summer reading.
Some of my favorites:
Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas
Brideshead Revisited - Waugh
The Chosen - Potok
The Complete Fairy Tales - George MacDonald
Ladies of Grace Adieu - Clarke
Bartimaeus Trilogy (YA Series) - Stroud
Octavian Nothing (YA Series) - M.T. AndersonLivy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas
May 16th, 2013 09:01 PM #52
Canada- 20+ years later and still I don't think my mom has forgiven me for not giving the scenery my full attention.
And yes!! Go find the Thursday Next books. They really are perfect summer reading!Trying, trying, trying
Boy: Asa Guillaume, Barnaby August
Girl: Apolline Iris- Polly, Clothilde Juno- Chloe
May 18th, 2013 08:14 PM #54
I thought of some more good reads that haven't been mentioned!
YA (middle school- high school):
A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin
Daniel's Story by Carol Matas
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (is this still required reading in high school?)
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A Frozen Hell by William R. Trotter
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
World War Z by Max Brooks