Thursday, June 01, 2006

Summer Reading Challenge

Below is my Summer Reading List! I’m participating in Amanda's Weekly Zen book challenge. Her blog is…

I may or may not read all of these since I read based on current mood. Right now, I’m in the mood for The Big Oyster, it being past 5:00pm and my stomach growling.

Non-Fiction Reads

1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies
A Fine Place to Daydream by Bill Barich
Affluenza by DeGraaf Wann Naylor
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Guitar by Tim Brookes
Rats: History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
Silicon Snake Oil by Clifford Stoll
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
The Tender Bar by JR Moehringer
What Southern Women Know about Flirting by Ronda Rich
You’re Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen

Professional Reads

Every Book Its Reader by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Growing a Reader from Birth by Diane McGuiness
Who Let the Blogs Out? By Biz Stone

Self Improvement Reads

Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies by June Casagrande
The Gremlins of Grammar by Toni Boyle and KD Sullivan
How to Knit Afghan Book by Barbara G. Walker
Miss Thistlebottom’s Hobgoblins by Theodore M. Bernstein
Stitch ‘N Bitch by Debbie Stoller

Fiction Reads

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Brilliant by Marne Davis Kellogg
Brookland by Emily Barton
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Perfect by Marne Davis Kellogg
Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden
We are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg