As promised, here's my summer reading list. I've included some books that I've wanted to read for years and two books for the Orbis Terrarium Challenge, which I'm a little behind on. I tried to limit it to 15 books so there's room for random surprises or the occassional reading slump. There's a mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
Drum roll please....
1. 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. Deafening - Francis Itani
3. The Wind Up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami
4. The Fortress of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem
5. You Don't Love Me Yet - Jonathan Lethem
(I really enjoyed Motherless Brooklyn and have been putting off reading The Fortress of Solitude for years. I decided to move it up the list)
6. The Yiddish Policeman's
7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
8. One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson (Sequel to Case Histories)
9. Harbor -
10. The Prosecutors - Gar Delsohn
(In addition to my love of Law and Order, I'm addicted to shows like Cold Case or Forensics Files. The writer spent a year in the Sacramento DA's office.)
11. The Corner - David Simon and Edward Burns
(Another year in the life of. This time, it's a neighborhood in
12. The Ten Cent Plague - David Hajdu
13. The Big Box Swindle - Stacy Mitchell
(A meaty look at the high cost of low-price, big box stores.)
14. Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman
(An old book, but still relevant with the increasing glut of information and media sources.)
15. Tulia - Nate Blakeslee
(This is another paperbackswap gem. I had my eye on this for years and put it on my wish list. Victory! The book examines the arrest of 47 people in a
What's on your summer reading list?