A couple of weeks ago, I sent the following message to this year’s Cannonballers:
Now that summer is here (yes, I know not technically, but as far as I’m concerned summer begins when June does), I am thinking that it would be good to have a theme for some of the CBR posts this summer: Summer Reads. I don’t know about you, but summer vacations-especially when I go to the beach-are when I have some of my best opportunities to finally make a dent in my reading list. And I often make a trip to the library before heading out on vacation. I’d like to be able to give the Pajibans a bunch of recommendations as they may be looking to add to their summer reading lists.
Of course to do this, I need your help. I would like you to send me links to any reviews you’ve written for books that you think will make good summer reads. To be clear, a summer read does *not* need to be fluff! Vacations often provide a rare opportunity to read uninterupted for a stretch of time, and therefore can be a good time to delve into a meatier book. Of course, other folks on vacation want something that’s easy to pick up and put down as they grab 20 minutes here and there between activities. I want a mix of books to recommend to our fellow readers.
So, have at it!
Several Cannonballers responded, and below you can find a list of their various recommendations (in no particular order), with links to their reviews. For the rest of the summer, keep your eye out for reviews for some of these recommendations. And please feel free to include your suggestions for summer reads in the comments.
And another recommendation for Stardust
And a second recommendation for In the Woods.
The Sookie Stackhouse series, here’s a link to a review of the most recent book in the series.
And here are some recommendations of books that were read for previous Cannonballs: