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My Summer Reading List: Part II

Carina Sitkus

Before vacation, I shared my summer reading list. The idea was to plug away through the whole thing while I was away.  They say life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. Yup. That’s about right.

I didn’t completely fail, though:

1. I finished A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. It was a quick read that was perfect for the beach, but don’t pick it up expecting to making it count for a challenge like this, or something.

2. I’ve been playing the Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore audio book in the car and think I’m almost finished. Still love it. It has a Harry Potter/Golden Compass feel, but it was written for adults. Highly recommend.

3. I also picked up a copy of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. What can I say, I love him. Don’t read this if you’re squeamish, though.  I’m only a little more than halfway through, but there are disturbing murder scenes-- it’s about a serial killer after all. This is definitely a fast read if you’re looking for a wind-down-after-work type of book. You just might not want to read it before bed (although I do). Maybe that’s why I have trouble sleeping…

4. The Goldfinch wasn’t on my list, but I purchased it on my Kindle. I haven’t started it yet, but I’ve read mixed reviews, so I’m looking forward to getting to it. If anything, that should serve as inspiration to the rest of us writers. Even Pulitzer Prize winners get critical feedback, folks.

My list may change throughout the rest of the summer, but I will do my best to keep you curious cats updated.

If you have any suggestions, send them my way!  

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