my summer reading list: What Shall I Read This Summer?

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams (Photo credit: pamhule)

Every summer, I create a wishlist of books that I dream of leisurely reading as the hot summer days go by slowly.  Lately, the only books I have had time to read have been the many cookbooks I have been blogging about on my blog, the cook(book)ing school (http://cookbookingschool.wordpress.com).  But this summer I’m determined to read some new stuff.  And I enjoy the serious stuff too, every once in a while, but especially in the summer, I enjoy some of the light, sometimes silly, not so serious stuff, the frivolous romance novels, or easy to read mystery or a splendid bit of poetry.  This summer, I would like to attempt to read as much of that stuff as I can and to read books that I have sitting on my Goodreads “to read” book list. Here are a few of the titles I will put on my summer reading list for 2012:

Drama Is Her Middle Name by Wendy Williams

I don’t know how many people know, but media personality Wendy Williams wrote a series of novels a few years ago. I already read the first book, Drama is Her Middle Name: The Ritz Harper Chronicles. I thought it was pretty good and a very easy read. My goal has always been to read the next two books in the series as well, Is The Bitch Dead? and Ritz Harper goes To Hollywood.

Is The Bitch Dead? by Wendy Williams

Ritz Harper Goes To Hollywood by Wendy Williams

I am also trying to delve deeper into my artistic side and I really admire bell hooks as a writer and sociologist so I really want to read  Art On My Mind.

I also have a bunch of books that I own already that I really need to read because they are collecting dust. Here are a few:

The 12 Secrets of Highly Effective Women by Gail McMeekin

The Martha Rules:  10 Essentials for Achieving Success As You Start, Build, or Manage a Business by Martha Stewart

Okay, so I have five books on this list. I think this is manageable.  We will see how I do and I will keep you posted.  Aside from the hundreds of magazines I will read as quick reads this summer,  If I can read all five of these books this summer this will be saying something. I have actually also joined a couple of reading challenges. One is the Good Reads Yearly Reading Challenge, so far I have read 22 of the 30 books I said I would read and you can follow me at www.goodreads.com/ivywriter .  I’ve also joined the Written Magazine, #30BooksIn90Days Reading Challenge, http://www.writtenmag.com/group/30booksin90daysyouupforthechallenge  .  This one might be more of an actual challenge but I’m up for it.   Happy Reading Everyone, Keep Those Kids Reading! And Have a Great Summer!

 

(P.S. I’m also currently reading The Postcard Killers by James Patterson, my first time reading him. And since the Alex Cross movie is coming out in October, I guess I better get to reading more James Patterson. LOL)

Postcard Killers by James Patterson

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