Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summer Reading lists

There have been some great summer reading lists for teachers posted on LM_NET recently. Here is one that I thought was especially well done. I do wish they had included some YA literature as well though.

Informational

How Doctors Think-Jerome Groopman

Best American Food Writing of 2007

The Art of Aging- Sherwin Nuland

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the

Supreme Court- Jeffrey Toobin

Eat, Pray, Love-Elizabeth Gilbert

Girls of Tender Age- Mary Ann Tirone Smith

Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortenson

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman

Goes Behind the Veil-Rodriquez and Ohlson

The Glass Castle- JeannetteWalls

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh

The Zookeeper’s Wife-Diane Ackerman


Mystery

New England White- Stephen L. Carter

Shoot Him if He Runs- Stuart Woods

T is for Trespass- Sue Grafton

Sweet Revenge- Diane Mott Davidson

The Miracle at Speedy Motors-(Series- #1 Ladies Detective Agency-Alexander McCall Smith)

Santa Fe Dead- Stuart Woods

Fearless Fourteen- Janet Evanovich

Beverly Hills Dead- Stuart Woods

The Appeal- John Grisham

I Heard That Song Before-Mary Higgins Clark


Newer Fiction

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted-Elizabeth Berg

The Third Angel-Alice Hoffman

Off Season-Anne River Siddons

Skeletons at the Feast-Chris Bohjalian

Skylight Confessions-Alice Hoffman

What Matters Most- Luanne Rice

The Double Bind- Chris Bohjalian

Run –Ann Patchett

Bridge of Sighs-Richard Russo

The Almost Moon- Alice Sebold

Songs Without Words- Ann Packer

Family Tree-Barbara Delinsky

Past Perfect-Susan Isaacs

The Plague of Doves- Louise Erdrich

The Girl With No Shadow-Joanne Harris


More Great Fiction!

Change of Heart- Jodi Picoult

The Uncommon Reader- Alan Bennett

The Lady Elizabeth-Alison Weir

The Blood of Flowers-Anita Amirrezvani

Across a Hundred Mountains- Reyna Grande

Those Who Save Us- Jenna Blum

The Kommandant’s Girl- Pam Jenoff

Belong to Me- Marisa de los Santos

The Gathering-Anne Enright

The Edge of Winter-Luanne Rice

Light of the Moon-Luanne Rice

The Book Thief-Zusak

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Simply Perfect (and others in this series) By Mary Balogh

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-Lisa See

World Without End- Ken Follett (sequel to Pillars of the Earth)

The Secret Between Us-B.Delinsky

The Kindness Of Strangers- Katrina Kittle


Did you miss these?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-Betty Smith

A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini

Daughter of Fortune-Isabel Allende

The Red Tent- Anita Diamant

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-Lisa See

The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Poisonwood Bible-B. Kingsolver

Empire Falls-Richard Russo

Girl with a Pearl Earring-T. Chevalier

A Lesson Before Dying-Gaines

House of Spirits- Isabel AllendeÂ

A Thousand Acres- Jane Smiley

The Accidental Tourist-Anne Tyler

Mozart’s Sister- Rita Charbonnier

Plain Truth- Jodi Picoult

The Pact- Jodi Picout

Pillars of the Earth- K. Follett

Water for Elephants-Sara Gruen

One Thousand White Women-J. Fergus

Black and Blue- Anne Quindlen

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