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Summer Reading ListEven when you’re an adult, for me at least, summers still have that exciting feel even though you don’t get to stay home and watch Full House reruns while stuffing your face with junk food for three months. Or maybe you do. Either way, I’m one of those people who has to plan for a fun summer or else I’ll spend my days griping over the heat and working until 3am. Like last night. Cue exhaustion mixed with temps over 80. Boo.

I have an addiction, it’s called books at yard sales. When I come across a yard sale where someone who obviously devours a hundred books a year is clearing out their bookshelf? That’s where I go nuts, and at 50 cents or a dollar each how could I not? But then there’s the getting around to reading them that I have a problem with. If I like a book, I have no problem getting engrossed in it and skipping hours of sleep or work to get a few more chapters in. It’s when that book is done that I have trouble and I can’t seem to get into another one right away. And a few days of no reading often turns in to a few weeks.

So this summer I’ve come up with a short reading list that doesn’t even put a dent in all the books I’ve picked up from  yard sales and never read. Let me tell you a secret about me, if I put it on a list there’s a much better chance it’ll get done because I have a sick obsession with crossing things off lists. My reading list includes some books I’ve heard of, some authors I’ve heard of and then some just totally random books that seemed intriguing.

Desperation by Stephen King
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
A Painted House by John Grisham

It took me three days to get through half of Desperation. It’s over 700 pages, by the way. Good god. But if I keep up this pace I might need a “summer reading list, part two”.

What’s on your summer reading list? Do you have any books to recommend that I should add to my ever growing “to read” list?

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