I've become a big fan of audio books, but the new ones are expensive and hard to come by. Very few of them are at the library yet. There's still nothing I like more after the news than sitting down and thumbing through the pages of a hot, new bestseller. I just finished "Home," which is the early years biography of Julie Andrews (terrif...) and loved the exciting conclusion of "Sail," the latest knockout punch from my favorite author, James Patterson. I read it all last week! Finished on Thursday morning. (Love the Women's Murder Club, too.. and am waiting for number 8.) People Magazine just came out with its list of hot summer reads (which you'll find below) and I actually found one of them, "Nothing To Lose," at the Topeka Public Library.
I am also keeping up with my history and biography reading that I love to do.. winding up reading a book that was sent to me here at the station by Indiana history writer Ray Boomhower. His book on Bobby Kennedy was one I enjoyed very much.
How about you? What are you starting, or finishing, or planning on reading this summer? Maybe we can even start our own little book discussion club here on the Ralph blog page! We're also tracking down your book reviews on these choices:
PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S SIZZLING SUMMER READS:
"A Summer Affair," by Elin Hilderbrand
"This Charming Man," by Marian Keyes
"The Beach House," written by Jane Green
"Nothing to Lose," by Lee Child (this is the one I found.)
"Sweet Love," by Sarah Strohmeyer
"Stalking Susan," from the pen of Julie Kramer
"America America," by Ethan Canin (Barnes and Noble is offering 40% off on this one.)
"So Long at the Fair," by Christina Schwarz
"The Film Club," from David Gilmour
"Stand the Storm," by Breena Clarke
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski (this one's a long one.)
and "Attachment," by Isabel Fonseca
If you see one of these, "People"s critics say grab it!
(Hey, get ready for the 2009 Big Read! We'll all be sharing the story of "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.)
Stay tuned for details. RH