Summer Reading List – 2011

Those Books I Should Really Get Around to Reading


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

Books By Authors coming to Summer Institute

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Sarah Dessen Books I Want to Re-read

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Adult Non-fiction Titles


A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Bossypants by Tina Fey

The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert

That New YA Everyone’s Talking About That I Didn’t Have Time to Read


Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Now that I Have an iPod… Some Audio Books


Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The Pigman and Me by Paul Zindel

Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

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5 Responses to “Summer Reading List – 2011”

  1. Bossypants is such a good book. I’m a huge Fey fan, and it was good to get insight on her career on SNL. Have you read any of Sarah Dessen’s recent books?

    • well, hopefully i will get off the epic bossy pants hold list before the summer’s end šŸ™‚

      and yes, yes i am a sarah dessen nerd. i buy her books on their pub date – it’s kind of like christmas. i like her newer books better than the old, but i want to re-read them all in order!

  2. I read The Great Gatsby because I hadn’t and I thought that I should. I found myself distinctly underwhelmed.

    • I read it in high school but I couldn’t read fast enough to keep from getting spoiled during weekly reading quizzes… so I thought I’d give it another try. Hopefully I’ll be more than underwhelmed! At least whelmed.

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