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Bookseller Summer Reading: Part 4 October 26, 2012

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It was brought to my attention that I missed posting Marisa’s summer reading list, so on this Indian Summer day, here’s a bit of summertime (or, really, anytime) reading for you:

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
An otherworldly circus, open only at night, is the setting for a duel between two young magicians. The imagery is amazing and the story compelling. It’s a hard book to put down!

2. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Budo is the imaginary friend of a boy named Max. He gives us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be an imaginary friend and a close look at the trials and tribulations he goes through to save Max’s life, at the risk of his own.

3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
I got so attached to the characters in this novel that when I was through, I seriously considered starting over again. A novel about baseball, family, friends and love.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In this futuristic dystopian novel, 24 children ages 12-18 are pitted against each other in a televised fight to the death. It’s now a movie but as is often the case, the book is better.  It’s worth a read, even if you’ve already seen it.

A few other books I liked: The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, Cutting for
Stone by Abraham Verghese and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
by Jonathan Evison.

I also read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Half the time I loved it and the other half I felt like “accidentally” losing it so I wouldn’t have to read it anymore. Some classics make me feel that way. I know I’m supposed to like them, but sometimes it’s hard.

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