Summer is for reading and running, but mostly for reading.
The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt by Stephanie Morrill - I've been meaning to read this trilogy since I discovered Stephanie's very congenial blog for young writers a while ago. It's fun yet tragic, very twisty, and a fabulous summer read.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - I first heard about this author when my brother brought home Blink from school last year. I like how he writes about stuff I always wondered about but really never understood.
A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L'Engle - Another impulse library book, I liked the cover. I'm 100 or so pages into it, and just discovered on GoodReads that it's the third book in a series. That would explain the heavy emphasis on the past that really drew me in - until now, I thought it was just slower and more ponderous than any other YA novel I've ever read! Literary blonde moment....
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - This novel is intriguing and subtle. It also has a splendid cover! Erin Morgernstern is a smashing writer, and her plot here is shady and graceful.
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo - Ahh! After three years, I finished it! That was last week, but I'm still partying. It was probably the most breathtaking thing I have ever read. Victor Hugo has some crazy-good things to say, and I barely noticed that the plot was absent for 100-page intervals while he sounded off on social problems of the day. I really recommend Julie Rose's translation. Ohh, and have you had that great moment of listening to a song while reading a book and having them go together perfectly? That was me on the last chapter with Christina Perri.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Seeing the movie trailer resparked my interest in this one. I forgot how much I like how this guy writes: "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees ... I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." LOVE.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - This feeds my Paris fetish.
---Follow me on GoodReads to track my progress with these! What are you reading this summer?