Summer Reads

I'm still recovering from a crazy fun weekend and feeling a little under the weather, but Day One of I-Have-3-Months-Off-from-Grad-School has commenced and I started and finished a book I've been meaning to read for a year now- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It's been so long since I've been able to actually read for pleasure and I kick-started off my summer reading with a great choice! The book was so dark, yet whimsical. I loved it!

Tomorrow's pick is going to be Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Another one I've had on my list for about a year now! After that though, I'm at a loss! I need some help blogger friends, what are some great books to add to my summer reading list? I'm using GoodReads.com in the mean time, but I'll take all the suggestions I can get! 

What's one of your favorite summer reads?


  1. I LOVED Water For Elephants! The movie...not so much. Definitely a good read though. I'm about to finish Mockingjay (and go through a mild depression) and then I'm in the same boat! I tried to read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...I was "reading" it for at least two months and I could only get through 74 pages. So dry. I have no idea what to read next!

  2. Wonderful picks I loved Water for Elephants!

  3. I mostly read during the holidays, otherwise I don't make enough time. One of my all time favorites is 'stargirl' by Jerry Spinelli. It's a children book, but I love it :)



  4. Water For Elephants was SO good! And I think there's a sequel to Wicked called Son of a Witch, if you like Wicked.