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My Summer Reading List

Updated on June 1, 2012

Summer is the season for reading! Lounging in the sun, in a park or on a beach, and reading a book is one of the most relaxing times of the year for me and many others. I have compiled a list of new releases this summer as well as must reads for teens and young adults.

New Releases This Summer

Wicked Business – The newest book in Janet Evanovichs Lizzy and Diesel series. If you love her Stephanie Plum series then this is definitely worth a read. It follows the same pattern but is a great beach book for sitting back and just being entertained.

Bloodline – Latest Sigma book by James Rollins. I fell in love with James Rollins since I read Map of Bones and I haven't been able to put him down since. I love his ability to incorporate science and religion in the plot and history and creates depth of character making readers come back for more.

Ripper - Fans of James Rollins will fall in love with David Golemon and his Event Group Series. Beginning with the first book, Event and continuing with a new release coming out called Ripper. Similar to Rollins Sigma, the Event Group is a collection of military scientists that embark to solve the worlds mysteries and protect the people.

Books Teens Should Read

If the following aren't in your high school curriculum then they should be checked out from your local library ASAP!

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - In post war America survivors from 12 Districts are made to contribute 1 boy and 1 girl from each district for the annual Hunger Games, a coliseum style games where 24 children ages 12 - 18 go in and only 1 come out. This is a great story about personal strength and government corruption and fighting for what you believe in.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Children are recruited by the military to play war games and prepare to fight in case of an alien attack. This is a great book touching on the psychology of a child, Ender, his feelings of isolation and fear that he is becoming a monster.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - Witches, Wizards and Magic oh my! Despite being written with young readers in mind this is a series that is appropriate for all ages.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - On of the few books in high school I actually enjoyed reading and would read again.

On My Bookshelf

These are a bunch of books I have had on my bookshelf that I intend to finally read this summer.

Outlander by Diana Galbadon

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Impact by Douglas Preston

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King


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      Michelle Taylor 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for stopping by Caribbeanmedskuls! I should probably update this list soon. There are simply too many books to read and not enough time!

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      caribbeanmedskuls 5 years ago

      Need some catching up on good reads. Thank you for sharing your list.

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      Michelle Taylor 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Claire!

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      clairewait 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Totally agree with your must-reads list. Excellent.