My summer reading list

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Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

There’s nothing quite like a good book, with good writing, well-developed characters, and a great story, to get my creative juices flowing. The more I read, the more I want to write. It’s a little reminder how effective the written word and one’s imagination can be. I just finished Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen (was a little disappointed in the movie though). I’m also the nerd who reads every bit of the book and found the “Author’s Notes” at the end very interesting; fascinating to read about her inspiration behind the book and how she gathered her information.

Here’s a few more on my summer reading list:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (also wrote Lovely Bones)

-reread a favorite; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Listening in an Act of Love Storycorps

-The Corrections by Johnathon Franzen

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  • candice
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    We definitely need to figure out how to start up our book club! I have CP1 this summer which is a lot of reading, but my summer list so far has included David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King. An unfinished work, but brilliant!

  • Stephanie
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    Yes, we definitely need to start our book club. I just purchased The Help and Corrections to take with me to Montana. I’m taking Music Theory this summer so I figured I won’t be overwhelmed by reading for school. Nothing beats a good book.

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