Thursday, July 29, 2010

Book Club Summer Reading

I love reading books.  Fiction is the best, when you get lost in the story and forget about all the other things you could (or should) be doing.

I read this the other day and LAUGHED.  So funny - I'm guessing it was Suzanne (the grade 5 teacher) who recommended this one for book club, but it was a great summer read.  Read the summary here on Lois Lowry's site.

The other read for the summer was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  I have read it before and wasn't sure I would again, since its spine is 1 3/4" thick.  Seriously - I just measured and lost my bookmark doing it.  But, I picked it up and read the first few pages and was hooked in.  I'm now on page 644 of 804...

I wrote about the first book we read, A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Towes, but don't think I mentioned Freakonomics.  I really enjoyed the mental ah-has from that one.  I think that was all we covered since I joined - they had read Jane Eyre before, and I picked up that one and thoroughly enjoyed it, too.  Great story and great storytelling.


johanna said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love books too! I absolutely love The Giver by Lois Lowry. Thank you for posting this other book on your blog, I'll pick it up and read it. I like reading books that others have read, enjoyed and recommend.
BTW....thank you so much for the advice. I had NO idea how to do that.

Carolyn Ward said...

Johanna - Glad it helped!

See Mom Smile said...

wow an ambitious book club! Love Jane Eyre. For my book club this summer we have read The Thirteenth Tale. Loved it. Now reading Julia Child's Life in France. Love your blog. Thanks for visiting mine!

Ronnica said...

I love Anna Karenina though! Somehow it doesn't feel that long. I've re-read it before, too.