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Summer Reading List 2014

These 12 books are on my hit list for the upcoming weeks. If you are up for something old, something new, something historic, and something-that-will-be-a-movie-soon, come along for the journey.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz. Recipes for foods mentioned in the Harry Potter series, like treacle tart, pumpkin juice, and mince pies! harry potter

The Giver, Messenger, Gathering Blue, and Son, by Lois Lowry. All four of these are part of the same world. So if you have already read The Giver (which will be in theaters in mid-August!), you can discover the others! gathering bluegiver

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown. I have heard this is a historical telling of how we white people slowly destroyed the people who were here in America first. It should leave me in tears and help me understand our nation’s history better.bury my heart

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman. Fictional middle ages plus dragons. Something about the peace between dragons and humans about to be broken, and a girl with a terrible secret…something something…looks terribly interesting.seraphina

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Historical fiction about a girl in Nazi Germany who stole books. I have heard this is a great read.book thief

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott. Another historical fiction, this book is about a girl who survived the sinking of the Titanic. How did she move on after such a traumatic event? Find out with me. l_TheDressmaker

The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This is another book set to come out in theaters mid-September. Something about boys with amnesia being sent one by one into a giant maze filled with giant monsters…The_Maze_Runner_cover

Insurgent, by Veronica Roth. This is the second book in the Divergent series. Since it should be out in theaters next March, I thought I would give it a try just like the first one. insurgent

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant. This is a artistic broadening of the story of Dinah from Genesis. It has something to do with how women give each other vital support.red tent

I’m sure when I actually read these guys, I will give you more in-depth reviews of them. But I am really excited about this next bunch of books. They are already all on reserve for me at my public library. Woot!

 

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Book Reviews

 

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