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Tell Me What to Read: 2014 Summer Reading Picks

You guys are seriously the best. I spent ages looking through all the books you recommended last week and wanting to read them all.

If you’re looking for a bunch of great suggestions, there’s nearly 100 on this post (and I’ll definitely be reading more than just these three).

I finally decided on these three for the summer:

I’ll write about each book at the end of the appropriate month here. I’d be THRILLED if you read along! 

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  • Reply Librarian Lavender May 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Interesting choices, I'm definitely going to check them out. Have fun reading them!

  • Reply Ash May 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    That last one reminds me of Beverly Cleary's book Jean and Johnny (which is DARLING and you must read if you haven't). Jean's mom is always entering contests like that ("Don't forget I won the television set by liking peanut oil in twenty-five words or less.") I'd love to check out The Prize Winner!

  • Reply Ailyn Koay May 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    i definitely am interested in assasins as interns book… sounds really weird

  • Reply Lauren May 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is an excellent read! Never saw the movie, though.

  • Reply Melissa May 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    These sound great! I just need to finish the 4 books I am trying to read right now and then I will read along.

  • Reply Amy May 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Wow, I feel so honored that my suggestion made it into the top 3! Proud moment! I think you'll love The Prize Winner. Also, A Snicker of Magic is definitely on my list this summer (in fact, I have it on hold at the library right now . . . we'll see if I get to it before I have to take it back). It's been getting a lot of early-Newbery attention and looks darling.

  • Reply Feisty Harriet May 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    My book club read "Prizewinner" last summer, I think most of us really identified with some aspect of that book, whether it was in our own growing-up, or that of our parents.

    (As a side note: I watched the move a few months after reading the book and really liked how it was done, the jingles she writes made so much more sense "animated" (i.e. sound and picture or both) than they did as little stanzas.


  • Reply Mary May 28, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I love Prize Winner and the movie is great too!

  • Reply Carter Higgins May 30, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Love, love, love A Snicker of Magic. Can't wait for you to read it!

  • Reply Warm Vellum May 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I love the sound of 'A Snicker of Magic', but that is just the worst book cover I have ever seen. I shall suspend judgement.

  • Reply Jacquie Fisher June 1, 2014 at 7:25 am

    You'll love the Prize Winner — I actually saw the movie before I knew it was a book and both were grand!

  • Reply Rachel June 14, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I'm excited that you switched to The Light Between Oceans. I just finished and really loved it, I'm excited to hear what you think.

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