Sunday, July 27, 2008

Great Summer Reading

Need a book or two for  summer reading?

 Here are a few suggestions: 

If you are a history buff pick up Jeff Shaara's series on WWII (the second book is even 
better than the first) :
Rising Tide (in paperback  this is the first book 
 in the planned trilogy )
Steel Wave  (second in the series)

Conn Iggulden has written two  great historical novels (series of three are planned) about Genghis Kahn.   Fascinating and well written these are well worth the reading time. 

Genghis:Birth of An Empire (first in the series)
Genghis: Lords of the Bow

If you prefer a little mystery or a political thriller  for your summer pleasure pick up the latest from Brad Thor or James Rollins (and if you don't want to splurge on hard covers buy any of their other books already in paperback).  You can't go wrong with these two authors.

For a different kind of thriller, take a  look at life behind the Iron Curtain when the government says that crime  does not exist, discover  how  you catch a killer, when you read the book  Child 44  by Tom Rob Smith.

The Last Patriot****  Brad Thor
The Last Oracle**** James Rollins

Need a little romance? If you like regencies try anything by Julia Quinn such as her Bridgerton series or Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series. If you prefer contemporaries you can't go wrong with  Debbie Macomber, Catherine Anderson or Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Here are ten other good picks for summer reading not in any particular order some are old and some are new:
1. Garden Spells Sarah Addison Allen

2. The Eight  by Katherine Neville 

3. The Power of One  Bryce Courtenay

4. Buster Midnight's Cafe by Sandra Dallas

5. Lancelot  by Walker Percy

6.  A Bell for Adano   by John Hershey

7.  Shantaram Gregory David Roberts 

8. Mademoiselle Boleyn  by Robin


9. Skeletons of the Zahara: A True
 Story of Survival by 
Dean King

10. Tea Rose and Winter Rose by Jennifer