My Top 20 Summer Reads


May 31, 2012 by jooshanoosh

Summer is upon us and if you are like me you are planning which books you are taking on vacation next month. Or maybe I am the only one who does that. I love to read and my idea of a dream vacation is to sit somewhere sunny, near water, with an icy Diet Coke and a stack of books and read for days. So if you are not sure what to read this summer, here are some of my tried and true favorites, presented in a fancy Amazon slide show (just click on the book to buy it!)

 Disclaimer: I have a horrible memory when it comes to inappropriate content in books. I read it and then promptly forget it. So don’t go recommending these books to your grandma and then sending me angry letters when she is offended at the horrific penguin slaughtering scene, or because someone has an affair, or because someone says “Dagnabit” or other such inappropriateness. I just know these were books that moved me and I enjoyed one way or another. I make no guarantees that they are rated G.

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What’s on your list for the summer? Or what are your favorites from past summers. Weigh in in the comments and tell me what I need to get.

5 thoughts on “My Top 20 Summer Reads

  1. Hailey says:

    Great list! Some of them are my favorites already (Watership Down, East of Eden, The Passage), but others I haven't read sound amazing–thanks!

  2. I'm going to read and re-read a lot of these. Thanks for the awesome slide show.

  3. lala says:

    I love book lists. I love to hear the summer recommendations on NPR every year. So many books, so little time spent with a diet coke near the water.

  4. Janine says:

    Love the slide show – I should figure out how to do that on my blog. I've loved the books on your list that I've read, so I think I'll read the rest of them too. Thanks for the recommendations.What am I reading this summer? Anything I can get my hands on.

  5. Lian says:

    I'm totally impressed by the slide show! And I'm adding Watership Down to our list of Book on tape to listen to this summer when we drive to Bend. Thanks Josh! Lian

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