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June 14th, 2012 by HelenKay Dimon
Summer Reading Frenzy

This week’s topic is about our summer reading choices. Honestly, I am slammed with work right now, so the reading time might be thinner than usual over the next few months. Still, I try to make time to read no matter how hectic the schedule gets because I get grumbly when I don’t.

Last week I talked about the book I’m most excited about this summer. It’s the thriller, GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Apparently I’m not alone because it’s flying up the bestseller charts. My copy finally arrived yesterday. Reading it is my reward for getting a few must-do things done by Friday.

I’m also going to try a different-for-me type of book, CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. There was a lot of buzz for this a month of so ago, and I ordered it. I was sold by the haunting first lines of description:

Oct. 11th, 1943—A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

The other thing I want to do is tackle a romance series. This can be a bit daunting. I’m always a little wary of jumping into an ongoing series because it means a lot of reading, but I’ve been hearing about Bella Andre’s Sullivan series. I’m intrigued and so happy about the huge success she’s found in self-publishing these, so I’m going to jump on in and try them.

If there’s anything else I need to make room for on my reading schedule, let me know!

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4 comments to “Summer Reading Frenzy”

  1. April Henry
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     · June 14th, 2012 at 3:34 pm · Link

    I really liked Code Name Verity. About three-quarters of the way through, something happens that changes how you see the first 3/4 of the book.

    And I have Gone Girl on order.



  2. HelenKay Dimon
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     · June 14th, 2012 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Oh, now I’m really excited to start Code Name Verity. I’ve heard something similar happens in Gone Girl in that you reach the 2/3 point and everything you thought you knew changes. So excited!



  3. Diana Peterfreund
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     · June 15th, 2012 at 5:04 am · Link

    CNV is something truly unusual!



  4. DebbieW
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     · June 18th, 2012 at 9:46 am · Link

    I now have samples in my nook of Code Name Verity & Gone Girl. Thanks for the recommendations!



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