My blanket summer reading goal is to chip away at my ridiculous to-read list. But I think, more than that, I’d like (need) to be a slightly more intentional and finally get to a few things I might have had checked out a little too long (sorry, owning libraries!).
- Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History – without the Fairy-Tale Endings – I love wacky, weird royal families. And books like these are why you want me on your trivia team.
- First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen – Lovett’s bread and butter seems to be stories about books found in the present that tie back to authors we love. He managed this deftly with The Bookman’s Tale and I’m happy to let him lead me around again.
- Moriarty – This is Horowitz’s take on what happened after the Reichenbach Falls incident and the man who wants to fill role of “the Napoleon of Crime” left vacated by Professor James Moriarty.
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue – This is the third book in the Raven Boys series – about a group of prep school boys and the local girl who are searching for a sleeping Welsh king, who may be hidden beneath the ley lines of their Virginia town. Magical realism isn’t usually my jam, but these are so well-written.
7 responses to “A Summer Reading To-Do List”
Less us know how Moriarty is! This is a great list.
or “let us”. Ya know, if you want to be all “proper grammar”. :/
I have a preview of “Moriarty” on my Kobo but haven’t had a chance to get to it yet. It looks really good though! And “Princesses Behaving Badly” looks like it would be fun to read. I’ll have to add it to my TBR list. :)
Let me know how you like “Princesses Behaving Badly.” Have you read “Sex with the Queen” or “Sex with Kings” both by Eleanor Herman, or any book by Michael Farquhar? I found Herman and Farquhar to be HYSTERICAL! Plus, it’s all real history :) (Oh and try “Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids” by Phil Mason)
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Wonderful reading list, thank you for sharing :) – *sneakily looks left to right* I suppose four more to my summer reading can’t hurt. Goodbye social life!
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