Monday, May 7, 2012

Blog Hop: Intro to Summer Reading

This week's Book Blogger Hop questions is: " What are the next five books in your TBR (to-be-read) pile?" I like this question a lot since I'm nearly graduated and am looking forward to reading anything and everything I want! I just picked up some books from the library and a used bookshop today. I'm currently reading North and South but have several books lined up for when I finish.

These are my "Into to Summer Reading" books. 
  1. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. The newest book in the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. Put myself on the hold list months ago and just got it today. =)
  2. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I've already begun this epic fantasy on my Kindle (about 33% through it) but set it aside in favor of N&S. It's good, though, and I'll get back to it.
  3.  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. The 2012 Newbery Medal winner! 
  4. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Thought some nonfiction would be a good idea.
  5. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. Saw the movie and loved it. Read two other McCarthy books and liked them. I've read the first 20 pages and know this is a keeper. 
Regular readers may notice I've listed several adult titles. I often review children's and YA titles here (especially as I've taken courses on these types of literature recently) and will continue to do so. However, The Prairie Library has always been an eclectic mix and my summer reading will reflect that. My TBR pile is huge. I could keep listing what I hope to read "next." One page at a time, right? 


  1. i love the sookie stackhouse series! i really want to read the game of thrones series as well. i just finished the road, but i'm not sure i want to read any more books by cormac mccarthy. it was just ok. i did love the movie no country for old men though so i'm thinking about reading it.

  2. So far, No Country for Old Men is much different than The Road which I found to be more literary and darker (relatively speaking as No Country is also violent). All the Pretty Horses was very literary, very beautiful writing, and not nearly as violent. I'd encourage you to give it a try when you're up to more McCarthy some day!

  3. That first summer after grad school is such a fun reading time - real choice at last! Enjoy!

  4. I have THE ROAD in my TBR, but I haven't read any other McCarthy. I also haven't read the Sookie books although I hear they are good! Maybe someday . . . :)

    Thanks for linking up! :)

  5. Game of Thrones. As my niece tells me, it was a great read. We are all watching the series and boy is getting GOOODIE!!
    Do hope for you soe summer reading pleasures.

  6. I haven't heard of these. Thanks for stopping by my Book Blogger Hop! I see you're reading North and South. I watched the movie on NetFlix and loved it!
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  7. A coworker has recommended Game of Thrones and it sounds like something I'd like, but I have so much on my TBR pile already, I have to put a dent in it first before I start adding more!