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Old 06-10-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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What books are you reading this summer?

Now that I'm finally finishing up with school for the summer, I'll have some time to read something other than a medical textbook and am curious to hear what other people out there are reading.

Here's what I'd like to read this summer:

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
D-Day by Stephen Ambrose
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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Re: What books are you reading this summer?

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Now that I'm finally finishing up with school for the summer, I'll have some time to read something other than a medical textbook and am curious to hear what other people out there are reading.

Here's what I'd like to read this summer:

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
My Dad's going to order it and I'm going to read it


If you haven't read Earth in the Balance by Gore you ought to, it came out in '91. Good read.
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Fiction:

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian

Anything by Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs I haven't read yet


Non-Fiction or telling a true story:

Don't Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor (it's about using a clicker and positive reinforcement/operant techniques to train animals)

Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs by Jean Donaldson

What is the What by David Eggers (Sudanese refugee)

Anything by Ann Rule I haven't read yet (murder stories)
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Since I'll have two months off from school starting in a couple of weeks, am looking forward to finishing the latest Barack Obama book, and the new Harry Potter, along with whatever else I can squeeze in before August.
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Oh yeah I also want to read The Two Towers by Tolkien. I read Fellowship a couple summers ago and I really want to read the other books...but finding time will be difficult.
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currently Bono on Bono: Conversations.

after that it will probably be Bono: In the Name of Love or U2: At the End of the World which i just got recently
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"God's Politics: Why The Right Gets It Wrong And The Left Doesn't Get It" by Jim Wallis

"Reposition Yourself" by T.D. Jakes

"Cure For The Common Life" by Max Lucado

"Just Like Jesus" by Max Lucado

"Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates

"Little Children" by Tom Perrotta.


So I need to get going...
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"God's Politics: Why The Right Gets It Wrong And The Left Doesn't Get It" by Jim Wallis

"Reposition Yourself" by T.D. Jakes

"Cure For The Common Life" by Max Lucado

"Just Like Jesus" by Max Lucado

"Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates

"Little Children" by Tom Perrotta.


So I need to get going...

"The Jesus I Never Knew" changed my view of Jesus almost completely.
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"The Jesus I Never Knew" changed my view of Jesus almost completely.
That's by Philip Yancey, if I'm thinking of the same book you are? I've read that one too. It's amazing! You should check out "What's So Amazing About Grace" by Yancey as well. I hadn't heard of that one until Bono mentioned it being one of his favorites.
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I just started Richard Ford's newest novel, The Lay of the Land. I'm also rereading Richard Siken's book of poems Crush. I should get around to finishing Bono In Conversation. I started it and got really into it, then set it aside for some reason.
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I wish we could all keep the original "books" thread on the first page so when some fellow reader wants to talk about it, they can actually find it.

I have loads to read this summer. The only book I have on my summer "to do" list is to finish Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. I've been reading it a little here and there but want to finally get all the way through it.

Other than that, I plan on reading loads and loads ...
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I have biographies of Julius Caesar and V.I. Lenin that I have been intending to read for quite some time, although I read so much during the last semester that I have yet to muster the enthusiasm.
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Also finally having some time again to start reading other books than schoolbooks...

For the next couple of weeks it's gonna be: 'Deverry' by Katharine Kerr and a whole series of Virginia Andrews
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That's by Philip Yancey, if I'm thinking of the same book you are? I've read that one too. It's amazing! You should check out "What's So Amazing About Grace" by Yancey as well. I hadn't heard of that one until Bono mentioned it being one of his favorites.
Yeah, I couldn't remember PY's name when I posted but it's the same one.
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I'm currently catching up on all the Harry Potter books. I'm up to Order of the Phoenix right now. I should be done all of them before the movie & last book come out.

Other than that, there are a couple of books on the Russian revolution and English history that I've been reading on and off for many months now. I'm sure I'll finish them at some point this summer.
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