Steph’s Summer Reading List

Whew! There’s a lot of reading to do this summer!

Post-thesis means I don’t have to read ONLY dystopia this year! So I’m diversifying a little and getting more into fiction, fantasy and mystery – well, catching up I should say.

So, here they are – some of them might look familiar, from my previous lists – but that’s the life of a reader, some books just get pushed around until the time is right!

Disclaimer: My mom just bought me this camera, and it’s my first camera ever, so no making fun of the terrible picture quality! They’ll get better! I promise!

These are just the ones I have unpacked from my move...

These are just the ones I have unpacked from my move…

There are quite a few – but without school, and (so far) without too much work, I might be able to get through a bunch of them (and yes FINALLY read Battle Royale).

A couple that I am terribly excited for:

This is the first three books in one!

This is two books in one!

The Seeker by Isobelle Carmody was given to be at Christmas by our very own Nafiza. This one book contains Obernewtyn and The Farseekers and I am excited to sink my teeth into some good old fashioned fantasy with a little dystopian twist. ^_^

Author: Charles De Lint Illustrator: Charles Vess (!!!)

Author: Charles De Lint
Illustrator: Charles Vess (!!!)

This picture in particular is bad quality (apologies!)

I received this book as a gift from Megan Harrison, a guest blogger here on The Book Wars and also a fellow MACL. I really want to read this for so many many reasons!

  1. There are cats. I love cats. I  have two cats. My cat is named Pippin!
  2. It takes place in a forest!
  3. Charles Vess is famous for his illustrations of comic books (such as Spiderman) and myths, fairy tales and legends!Check out Horns of Elfland.
Pippin is jealous of the books.

Pippin is jealous of the books.

Aaaaand last but not least:

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Boundless by Kenneth Oppel – I think this’ll probably make all of our lists at some point in the summer. We had the opportunity to see Mr. Oppel talk about his work, his process and well, life. It was great! And he got me all pumped to read this – but now I also want to try reading his series for older readers Airborn. So maybe add that to the list as well…

The Books

Listed in the order that they appear

  • Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman (it’s his mystery series, this is the third instalment, given to me by my lovely sister!)
  • The Mysertious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Keys to the Kingston by Garth Nix
  • Rabbit Ears by Maggie De Vries – she was a Prof. of mine at UBC. Yash did a review of this one in May.
  • The Seeker by Isobelle Carmody
  • The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness – this has been on the list for a while. It’s actually an adult novel, but it’s by Patrick Ness so…. gotta read.
  • Wildwood by Meloy Ellis – it just looks so beautiful. ^_^
  • The Time Travellers by Buckley-Archer
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs
  • The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint and illustrated by Charles Vess
  • Champion by Marie Lu (I’m getting to it! This was a gift from Yash, we love this series)
  • Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – I think this’ll be a good beech book.

5 responses to “Steph’s Summer Reading List

  1. So here’s a story, I recently picked up a copy of The Mysterious Benedict Society and I thought it was the first in the series. Turns out it is not. And it’ll be cheaper just to get a boxed set from Chapters.

    Anyway, let’s do a buddy reading of Beauty Queens with Yash. We’ll discover the awesomeness together!

  2. From one avid reader (lit major) it looks like you’d enjoy a book called “The Book of Lost Things” by John Connolly. Its a fantastic book!

  3. Pingback: Steph’s Summer Reading | The Book Wars·

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