Thursday, July 9, 2015

Book Haul Summer 2015

Summer's here and that means I have a whole knew Summer Read list for school.  This year, I really didn't find anything that interested me too much, so I decided to pick two at random.  I also picked up two others that have been on my must read list!  This should be interesting...



Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - "Cath is a Simon Snow fan.  Okau, the would is a Ismon Snow fan....  But for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it.  She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.  Reading.  Rereading.  Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing like the characters for every movie premiere.  Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go.  She doesn't want to.  Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates.  Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone.  She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always - around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words.... and she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.  For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand?  Is she ready to start living her own life?  And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Legend by Marie Lu - "From different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths... Until June's brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect.  In a shocking turn of events, the two uncover what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths to which their country will go to keep its secrets."

Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell - "In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band."

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking - "My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.  Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the worlds of physics and cosmology.  Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-two.  Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.  Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos."

Thank you so much for reading!  What's on your to read list?  
Leave some book suggestion below so I can add more to mine! 


2 comments:

  1. Legend seems like it'd be a good read!! I'm literally just re-reading Pride & Prejudice right now lol. Great post!!

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