Monday, June 21, 2010

Listless Monday, Summer Edition

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature.  Be sure to check out their lists!

(my brother and I in the tiny backyard pool)

I am so happy summer has officially arrived!  I admit that this is my favorite time of year - I like it hot.  So, in honor of the official start of summer and the longest day of the year, I bring you a list of summer-y books.  

Summer Books:

Artsy-Fartsy by Karla Oceanak

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeffy Kinney
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Ghost, the Eggheads, and Babe Ruth's Piano by Larry Sweitzer
It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-garcia
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Short Circus by Stephen V. Masse (suggested by Britt)
A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
A Summer Affair: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand 
The Summer Book by Tove Janssen (suggested by Andie)
Summer House: A Novel by Nancy Thayer 
The Summer I Got a Life by Mark Fink
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

I know I'm missing tons, so I'd love your suggestions!

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  1. ACK! Another one!

    This is getting silly..... lol.

    Short Circus is all about summer fun.

  2. Really? It is getting hard to believe you haven't read any of these... :) I'll add Short Circus and then you will have read one.

  3. Pretty ridiculous, huh?
    Summer of my German Soldier is one of those that I've *maybe* read, but can't remember...

  4. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I read that one...

  5. I have to add The Summer Book by Tove Janssen. It's a very special book.


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