Monday, July 16, 2012

Whatcha readin'?

I asked, and some of you answered.

In my very first post for the Chinook Update, I wanted to know what you were reading this summer. I got some immediate responses, and figured the rest of the crowd was too busy writing to bother. However, I did get the chance to read six (count 'em!) books since June, and I will put myself out there and share.

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
3. Amandine, by Adele Griffin
4. Secrets of My Hollywood Life, Jen Calonita
5. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares
6. Naming Maya, Uma Krishnaswami

Here's what some of you wrote in:

Devine Intervention, Martha Brockenbrough (Helen Landalf)

Deception, Patricia Finney (Faith Pray)

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls, Julie Schumacher (Linda Johns)

Okay, let's hear from more of you! What book(s) are getting you through your summer? Keep those pages turning, and keep churning out those pages of your own. Happy summer, and happy bookin'.


Anonymous said...

I just finished, and adored, GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. I'm now re-reading THE BLUE SWORD by Robin McKinley and I'll be reading STOLEN NIGHT by Rebecca Maizel next.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Hi Emily!
I am reading/have read (in no particular order):
1.Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
2.Overseas by Beatriz Williams
3.Divergent by Veronica Roth
4.The 21 Balloons by William Pene duBois
5.The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
...and some Oscar Wilde...and a whole bunch of picture books!
PS Martha's Divine Intervention is also on my list :)
Thanks for asking--again ;) !!

Ben Clanton said...

I've been rereading many of the Roald Dahl books. Also, Gregor series, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, The Enchantress by Michael Scott, and oodles of picture books. Devine Intervension is also on my soon list.

Anonymous said...

I just finished Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Amazing book! Even if I spent the last two chapters in tears...

Dawn Simon said...

Oh, what fun to hear what others have been reading!

I've read UNDERWORLD by Meg Cabot, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer, and SMELLS LIKE DOG by Suzanne Selfors. I've also reread a couple favorites in the Commander Toad and Henry & Mudge series.