Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Summer Reading List.

The Sunday

I know..I missed last week. Sorry.
I'll most likely miss next week as well, what with my trip to Georgia.

Anyway, I thought that this week, I would just compile a short list of what I am reading for the summer of 2008.

I've just finished The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, which I liked -well enough..until the ending but, that's another post for another day.

Other books in my summer line-up include:
-Where the Hell Is Desilu? by former Desilu Studios attorney and Vice President of Lucille Ball Productions, Howard Rayfiel . Obviously, I'm excited for this one!
-Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe.
-The Cider House Rules by John Irving.

I am currently embarked upon A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, which I only cracked open last night.

So, what are a few books which you plan on enjoying by the pool with a nice, tall glass of lemonade? Tell me!

Sunny Side Up!,


Samantha said...

My summer reading list can be found here:

I'm especially excited about the two Susan Wittig Albert books, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, The Count of Monte Cristo and Penelopiad.

Anonymous said...

Contrary to the way it usually works, I loved the film of 'Cider House Rules' so much that I've never got round to reading the book. I must rectify that. I'll join you.

Anonymous said...

I've got A Lesson Before Dying on Mt. TBR somewhere in the middle. It's been made into a movie, too, with Don Cheadle as the main character. I want to read it before I see it, so it'll probably make it's way to they top.

I've got tons of books I plan to read this summer. All my Jane Austens, all the ARCs I've got, a few Evanoviches, Kings, and Bentley Littles. Probably read Molly Moon, Un Lun Dun and Gooney Bird Greene with my 9-year-old, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow. It looks like you have quite a diversity of books there from classics to others...I have too many on my list for this summer, a few of which can be found here.

Lisa said...

That is a very interesting list! A Few on my summer reading list are: Garden Spells, which I'm eading now, Mudbound, The Wednesday Sisters and Back When We Were Grownups.

Krista said...

@ samantha- You've got some awesome selections!

The Historian & The Count of Monte Cristo are on my to be read list.

I'm a sucker for historically based materials & classics.

Krista said...

@ Table talk:
Good for you! I make it a point to always read the book before seeing the film. I've found most often, the movie does the book no justice.

Krista said...

@ koolaidmom:
Wow! Thanks for giving me the heads up on the movie! I'll be keeping an eye out for it. I'm already liking the book.

Haha, its nice to have some happy, no thought required children's selections mixed in as well to bring out our inner child now and again!

Krista said...

@ justareadingfool:

You know, previously to reading Great Expectations two or three summers ago, I hadn't read any Dickens either.
I had a swell British Lit teacher as a senior who refrenced it continuously and she made it sound so wonderful that I was elated when I came across a copy while browsing magazines in Wal-Mart one day so, I grabbed it.
Well, I am still so ashamed to say that it turned out to be one of the three books I've read in my lifetime that I could not find one good thing to attribute to it. I was almost devestated because I had gone into the book with "great expectations", if you will.

To this day, I've yet to pick up another Dickens for fear of being terribly disappointed again.

jessi said...

My favorite Dickens is A Tale of Two Cities; that and A Christmas Carol are the only ones I have ever re-read because I enjoyed them so much. I just finished reading The Cider House Rules last month. It took me a while to get into, but I really enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie, but a friend of mine had and she didn't know any of the characters or scenes that I really liked, so I don't know how closely it follows the novel.

My summer picks are: The Yiddish Policemen's Union (I'm hoping to finish this one soon!), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Rant, and whatever else catches my fancy in the next month or so. The nice thing about being a teacher is that I get the whole summer to read by the pool!