Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer reading

Every so often I like to touch on what books I'm currently reading or have just finished. This summer has been a busy one and hasn't left much time for one of my favorite leisure activities, but I have managed to get some reading done. And yes, I'm one of those people who read more than one book at a time. Most of the time one is fiction and one is nonfiction. This summer, it's been fiction all the way.

First off, with the release of the final Harry Potter film I decided to start reading the J.K. Rowling series about the young wizard Harry Potter all the way through. I had read the first several books aloud to my children, but had never finished all of them collectively. So, I've been working my way through the series and am enjoying it immensely.

Then a coworker recommended The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and I started reading it and couldn't stop until I'd read the next two books in the series, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Terrific books all three. I hear they're making a movie of The Hunger Games due out next year. I can't wait!

Then, my daughter brought home The Help by Kathryn Stockett. She'd enjoyed it very much and knew I liked to read a book before seeing the movie version. I started the book last night and can't wait to get back to it. It's that good.

Now it's your turn. What books heated up your summer and left a lasting impression? Any you particularly want to recommend? What books are in your to-be-read pile?

And now, as much as I like visiting with you all, I really must get back to The Help so I can see the movie this weekend.

Enjoy these final days of summer!

~Bullet Hole~


Mo said...

Last month I gobbled up all your Calamity Janes books and they left me wanting more. So thank you.

Diane Kelly said...

I've been reading the free copy of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander that they gave away at the RWA conference. It's not at all the kind of thing I'd usually read, but I'm finding myself really drawn to it and I keep trying to figure out why and am honestly not sure. I love the hero, so maybe that's it. : )

BTW, Calamity Jane will be making an appearance at my humor talk at the Dallas Area Romance Authors this weekend.

Kathy Bacus said...

Thank YOU, Mo! I'm working on the next Calamity caper now!

Kathy Bacus said...

Oh, crap. I just remembered I forgot to send those books, Diane. If you like, go ahead and draw a winner's name and get the address and I'll send them a couple of books.

Ten hour work shifts and moving triplets back to college has left me brain dead...

Heather said...

I read across different genres, but some of my redaing this summer included the last three Harry Potter books, catching up on Jeaniene Frost's "Night Huntress" series, and a couple fiction I would recommend: Dracula in Love by Karen Essex (which prompted me to read Dracula by Bram Stoker) and Summer in the South by Cathy Holton.

BTW Kathy... Did you know you were the August featured author in the Cozy Mysteries group at Good Reads?