Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Reading (aka) Non-School Books

Tatterhood and Other Tales by Ethel Phelps
African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou
Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
The Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benét
Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Wildwood; A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Helter Skelter by by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
The Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft

What are you reading this summer?


  1. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorites!!!! Helter Skelter is worth reading but a bit my opinion:)
    I am currently reading Shalom Auslander's Hope: A Tragedy and haven't planned farther than that. Enjoy every minute of your non-school reading & maybe throw a nap or two in as well.

  2. Thanks, Lauren! I love Vonnegut too, but I have never (shamefully) read Slaughterhouse Five. I tried to red Helter Skelter when I was in high school, but it was just too much for me, but I think I can handle it now :). I guess since it was writen by an inspector it would be dry. Maybe I should read In Cold Blood instead? hmm..
    I hope that you enjoy your reading too! I hope the weather cools off so that you can enjoy your book on your refinished outdoor furniture!

  3. Read the Ellen Hopkins YA trilogy "Crank", "Glass", and "Fallout". Written like poetry! Moves fast, and it should, it's about the disastrous choices a highschool golden girl makes with meth. Couldn't stop reading any of them. A librarian friend turned me on to them. Heartbreaking, frustrating, but the author has a gift for words and put me in the girl's mind.
    Also reading Laurie Notaro books for some major laughs!! Had never heard of her until same librarian friend suggested them to me. Laugh out loud funny, and if I don't recognize myself in all of her writings, I certainly recognize others. I plan to get my hands on some of the Anthony Bourdain books. He is such a rock star!!!
    love Traci!

  4. Traci, I love Laurie Notaro! I think I own everything she has ever written! She is a comedic goddess!
    Thank you so much for your suggestions! I have wanted to read that trilogy (it has been recommended to me numerous times) maybe I can fit it in before the summer is over!
    Anthony Bourdain is a hoot and a half. His books are just as good as his T.V. show, if not better!