Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Books That Should Be In A Beach Bag, or Summer, Here I Come, Part II

Summertime is my best time for reading.
If you know me at all,
you know that I will be reading
every day this summer.

This summer I plan to read mostly
nonfiction and
children's books.

Here, then, is what is going in my beach bag.

Children's Books:
Old Yeller
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Tom's Midnight Garden
Playing Beattie Bow
The Arrival
The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley
My Place

(These are the books our online group,
 is reading this summer.
If you like children's books,
 join us.)

Nonfiction Books:
I'm on the panel to choose the best nonfiction book of 2011
and summer is a fantastic time for me to read some of the possibilities.

Here are some nonfiction books of 2011 that I hope to read this summer:
The Magnetic North
Beautiful & Pointless
The Reading Promise
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth
The Information
My Korean Deli
The Social Animal
Moonwalking with Einstein
Dressmaker of Khair Khana
Planting Dandelions

How about you? 
What is going in your beach bag this summer?

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  1. You certainly have big plans for the summer Debbie. Good luck with getting through them all, I'm sure you will. Hope you get some beach action too. And thanks so much for the link to the group- I certainly hope we have some new keen folks join us for the fun.

  2. Wow! What a great and ambitious list! I'm looking forward to what you have to say about The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I've always thought of The Hound of the Baskervilles (and all Sherlock Holmes stories actually) as autumnal, but the contrast between foggy moors and sunny beach might be quite lovely.

  3. I cry every time I read Old Yeller. What a great list of books.

  4. I think i'm going to add two children books to my summer reads.

  5. Your non-fiction choices sound very interesting. I shall look out for your reviews!

  6. I love the idea of reading children's stories for the summer. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  7. Sounds like a fun list to read! I hope you enjoy them all!

  8. A very interesting combo list, Deb. I've never seen THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES described as a 'children's' book, but, maybe...Needless to say, I've always loved it.

    I loved THE ARRIVAL!

    Also THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET - gorgeous book!!

  9. That's a big list! I don't know if I'd take the children's books to the beach. I'd go through them too fast.

  10. I just finished Where the Red Fern Grows with our 5 year old. Not sure if I can handle another super sad dog book this summer. I’m going to have to research some of those other children books - always looking for good titles in this genre!

  11. Very ambitious list there, hope you make a lot of inroads into it during your summer!

  12. You should put Hugo Cabret at the top of your list! I think you'll really enjoy it.

  13. Great list! Though sad, Old Yeller is certainly a classic ;)

  14. I am particularly interested in the non-fiction titles you have in your bag; I've only read one, My Korean Deli, which I liked alot.

  15. Thanks for the suggestions. I can't handle Old Yeller but Moby-Duck sounds too good to pass up!

  16. Great list! :) :) :) Thanks for stoping by me blog!

  17. I have The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth out from the library right now - I really want to read it!

  18. Some of those nonfiction books look really fun. I remember wanting to check out My Korean Deli and Moby Duck.

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