Friday, June 24, 2011

weekend reads

The joy of reading outside.
Summer has officially begun and with it, summer reading can begin in earnest. Do you read different types of books when the days are longer and warmer? I think I read more fiction during the summer.

I'm currently trying to finish a big ol' book I have little interest in: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. It's the last (thank goodness) in the Larrson trilogy. Reading it for book club although that book club meeting has come and gone. I just feel obligated to finish.

What I have coming up to read that I'm jazzed about are these books:

  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (author of The Glass Castle)
  • Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
What are you reading this weekend? Will you be reading outside?

1 comment:

yogurt said...

Like most, I suppose, I read lighter fare in the summer. Mostly because I like to read in the sun at the beach or, in my case, at Barton Springs pool. Right now, for example, I'm reading Confessions of a Contractor. A little steamy, a lot rather silly, and a tad of nodding my head in agreement (husband is a GC so I can relate to the psychology of working in someone's home).