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What are you reading this summer?

bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 4,552 Senior Member
I have to admit: I don't do much reading for pleasure during the school year. There simply isn't time. So summer is the ideal time to kick back with a book.

Today I started to re-read my all time most favorite book: Gone with the Wind. I re-read every 5 or 6 years, and I'm about due. Sure, I know a lot of the dialogue before I read it but that's OK.

When I'm done, I'll re-read Scarlett-- the '80's sequel to GWTW. It really can't compare to the original, but that's OK... it's nice to see the story continue, kind of like checking in with old friends. And I haven't read Scarlett in about a decade, so it's almost a new read for me.

Replies to: What are you reading this summer?

  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 8,246 Senior Member
    Just finished The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. Interesting premise and story. The setting reminded me of Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which I loved.
  • WildLupineWildLupine Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    I am making my way through Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I just finished The Truth and am in the middle of Going Postal. Although the witches novels are my favorite, the industrial revolution novels are a close second!
  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    I read all the time. I have made a list of good women in stem. U totally recommend any book by Dava Sobel. She has books on longitude, Glass Universe, Planets, Galileo's daughter, two on Copernicus
    Hidden Figures by Margaret Shatterly
    Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
    Simon Winchester Krakatoa with good explanation of plate tectonics, The Map that changed the world, Crack in the edge of the world
    Has several madman and the dictionary books and orhers
    What is interesting about the role if women in math, rocketry. astronomy is how they did the math and measurement and men got fame, money and publications

    If you want quick easy review of high school math then Danica McKellarsuch as math doesn't , girls get curves and
    If you like history in New Orleans before the Civil War the start with a Free man of color and continue thru the series by Barbara Hambly The first book starts slowly in the first few chapters then is fun
    U like Linda Fairstein books in a NYC assistant DA
    If you like modern detective then Preston and Child Pendegast series is too. They write individual books. I am reading The new Book on the Monkey God

    My favorite from Kidron is the Secret Garden and the absolutely worst book is Heidi

    I read history topically so if you have an area of interest I probably could recommend

    There is always Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, RL Stevenson, Ivanhoe, Ukkiad and Odessey, Silas Marner because your parents had to read it, Dante, The Prince, Canterbury Tales,Sebastian Junger and so many more
  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    Please have mercy! I type at less than 20 wpm with multiple errors Got an F in high school typing so was pitched from NHL Taught myself to read in the summer between 3rd and 4th grades, Sister Mary Nicholas was surprised when I read world book encyclopedia entry aloud with good comprehension

    Add books by Eric Larson and David Mc Cullough
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