Escape with a Book
I had two very annoying habits growing up: the inability to walk away from a bad book and a determination to read all books written by the same author. It took a few years of therapy from my persistent family and friends to help me snap out of this vice. I can’t say I am fully recovered but I’m more open to reading authors I’m not familiar with and less inclined to read the same author over and over again. My bolder, braver, wiser self will now not only ask for a recommendation, but will actually read the recommended book.
So, I did a survey of Escapees to find out what books they might be buying/borrowing this summer. If you are a little like me and enjoy getting ideas for good reads from others, here are the results of the survey. I provided links in case you would like more info.
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
- My Mouth Is A Volcano by Julia Cook (Ill. Carrie Hartman)
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- Zero K by Don DeLillo
- ScreamFree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
- Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All by Jonas Jonasson
- Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
- Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
- Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
- The Other Half by Sarah Rayner
Happily, I am not the only one who likes to read books from the same author. Two Escapees said that they would read:
Whether you like one author or a mix, why not give a try to something new this summer. Who knows, my bookworm friend, it may become your next favorite.