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Thursday Thirteen #19–summer reading edition

Thirteen books I’m planning on reading this summer!

1. Adolescent Literacy: Kylene Beers (et. al)
I am such a teacher-nerd. I can’t wait to read this book!
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
just because it’s been awhile.
3. Sunshine: Robin McKinley
I re-read this book every few months, so it’s pretty much a guarantee.
4. Breaking Dawn: Stephanie Meyer
My former-students and I have an online-book-date to discuss this book. I cannot wait.
5. 84, Charing Cross Road: Helene Hanff
This is one of my go-to-when-stressed books. I am moving across the continent (plus the Atlantic) and getting married. I anticipate stress. And good times.
6. Pale Fire: Vladimir Nabakov
I love this book. I know; it’s an illness.
7. The Ladies’ Paradise: Emile Zola
Love it. See above comment on illness and love of books.
8. Team of Rivals: Doris Goodwin
This book kept getting bumped to the end of the TBR pile. I have placed it back on top.
9. The Schools Our Children Deserve: Alfie Kohn
I love this guy. He is unequivocal, well read, and diligently researched.
10. The Foundation Trilogy: Isaac Asimov
See stress, the relieving of.
11. North and South: Elizabeth Gaskell
Yes, I love 19th century novels. Oh well, there are worse vices.
12. When You Are Engulfed In Flames: David Sedaris
I’m looking forward to reading this book; I’ve heard good things.
13. Matilda: Roald Dahl
Not just for kids!

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  1. I haven’t read any of those excveot #5, though I keep meaning to read the Asimov.

  2. I haven’t either…summer isn’t long enough. Mostly I’m re reading old ones.

  3. What a great list – good for you! I tend to read what’s easy and relaxing. You are a better person for your goals!

    Happy TT

  4. I love Stephenie Meyer, all of her books are amazingly addictive! 🙂 Happy reading!

  5. Great list, my 33rd TT is up at 13 Muslim Greeting Cards – I noted the paucity of Islamic Greeting Cards at my local stationery store and so as a public service to Muslims in America, I offer the following 13 Shariah-Compliant Greeting Cards…

  6. OMG What a reading list. I haven’t read any of them..:(

  7. I’m so glad I’m not the only adult reading the Twilight series! This is a great list you’ve put together. Happy reading!

  8. It looks like you’re going to be busy:) Happy TT.

  9. happy reading I just picked up a stack of 6 yesterday at the Library

  10. Looks like a very exciting reading list. Happy TT.

  11. I am actually reading a Silhouette Nocturne right now where the vampires seem almost as creepy as the ones in Sunshine… definitely different! Happy TT.

    Jody W.

  12. I’m reading David Sedaris right now and LOVING it! I’ve got a few of the other books on my reading list too, but I don’t think I’ll get to them all this summer. Ambitious list!

  13. Wow, I haven’t read any of them and as a bibliophile, I am slightly embarassed to admit that!

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