Friday, May 23, 2014

My Summer Reading List (2014)

Posted by Michelle Brown On 3:27 PM 8 comments
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Working in a library, I (obviously) see many books. I get to see what is new, popular, and all the old stuff too. My reading list gets longer and longer every day. With work, hobbies, and especially when I am in school, I don’t get much time for leisure reading. This summer I am making a goal for myself to read at least a few books since my boyfriend and I both will be out of school.

I actually read a lot of children’s picture books. Partially because they are adorable, fun, and have great images that my artistic side loves. Mostly I read them for work. I fill in for storytime when we don’t have a volunteer. It is really fun to plan, and I get to be silly at work. I also read young adult books, which many adults will tell you are not just for teens! 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
                My boyfriend and I watched the movie, and we really enjoyed it. He does not like reading at all, but after watching the movie he said he actually wanted to read the book. I was flabbergasted! And immediately added it to our summer to do list. 

Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines
                I started this a while back, but didn’t get to finish it when I moved. I figured I would give it another try. How could I resist since I work in a library? ;)

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – All Souls Trilogy
                Another book filled with magic and a library. This book got really mixed reviews though, some people said it was amazing while others said it was horrid.

The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
                Part of me wonders if all the hype about this book is because it is written by a celebrity. I also wonder what her perspective is as a celebrity. I am excited to see what I can learn from her book.

Cress by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles
                I listened to Cinder and Scarlet on BCD on my drive to work. I really liked the reader as well as the stories. Sometimes I even wished my car ride was longer so I could finish a chapter. I have been on hold for a while for Cress. I can’t wait for it to be my turn!

The Quarter-Acre Farm by Spring Warren
                I started my first real garden this year, and it has been a lot of work! Luckily, my boyfriend has been a huge help. Our backyard isn’t very big, but it is filled almost to the max. I hope this book will have some good tips. I am really excited to be working towards self-sustainability and eating healthier.

What is on your summer reading list? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Have any suggestions for what I should read next?

Happy reading!


  1. I love to read. It is one of my favorite things to do. Like you, however, leisure reading often gets put to the side. I read a lot of my kids homeschool books and lessons though, lol.

    1. I love reading for fun, but books are a great resources for so many other things, like homeschooling. I was homeschooled for a few years :)

  2. I've been meaning to read the Lunar Chronicle Series for quite the while! I have read Ender's Game and I loved it <3 I hope you like it too ;) I have yet to see the movie though. I will also follow you on Bloglovin'. So glad I found your blog via Google+

    Check out my post about Finding Nemo:

    1. It is a good series. I hope you read it! Thanks for following! :)

  3. Those seem like interesting books! It must be lovely to work in a library :D

  4. Oh great! I think I'm gonna add some of your books to my reading list :) I've just started with Ender’s Game and I think I'd like to read *A Discovery of Witches* and Lunar Chronicle Series as well.


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