Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer Reading List

I may not be going back to school after having read my list of AP required summer reading books as I once did, but this summer, I had a list of personal must-reads and thanks to my nook, I read almost all of them! (I'm no good at book reviews, so please excuse how unprofessional they sound!)

Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach: Amazing! This book was juicier than fiction and soap operas! I didn't know much about the Astor family when I began this book but now I feel like I know them and all about their tawdry past!
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman: This is one of two books I haven't gotten to yet! I downloaded it a few days ago, and after my finals are over, I can't wait to start on it!
Water for Elephants: A Novel: I know I am so behind on reading this book but wow. It was an amazing story and flew by! Now I know what all the hype was about!
Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel: This was a so-so book. It was so slow for the first 150 pages, I almost gave up on it. Lots of sailing jargon and references and as much as I wish I was a sailor, I'm not and it went right over my head. The second half was good and enjoyable. Overall, a 6.5 out of 10!
Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories: I always wanted to read Breakfast at Tiffany's and so I did! I still think the movie's better than the book! (but don't tell my students I said that! :-x )
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The other one I didn't get to; I hear its fantastic!
And my guilty pleasure: Pretty Little Liars #8: Wanted: Loooove this series and now that its over, I'm a bit sad. But it was fun and the killer is a mystery till the end!
How about you?? What books did you read this summer? Any recommendations for me???



  1. OOooo, I hadn't heard of the pretty little liars it sounds very good. I think I'll add it to my list.

  2. These all look excellent- I see you share my "Breakfast at Tiffany's" obsession!

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