book by book: summer 2011 reading list

25 May

Thanks to all of you who hooked me up via Facebook and the comments section and Gchats with ideas for this year’s McPolish Summer Reading List. There’s definitely a good mix of light, fluffy reading and some serious thinky books in here, which I totally appreciate. (And yes, of COURSE there are romance novels on the list!) Anyone want to take a guess on how many of these I will finish? Someone want to put out an over/under?

I’ll keep you posted on my progress, and in the meantime, if you’re looking for something to dive into this summer (rather than your local watering hole), maybe you’ll want to check out a few of these tomes yourself.

 The McPolish Summer 2011 Reading List: 

The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay—Michael Chabon

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth—Alexandra Robbins

A Thousand Acres—Jane Smiley

The Known World—Edward P. Jones

The Bridge of San Luis Rey—Thornton Wilder

The Duke & I—Julia Quinn

Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen

Left Neglected—Lisa Genova

The Weight of Silence—Heather Gudenkauf

Hunger Games Series

Into the Woods—Tana French

Paradise–Judith McNaught

Perfect–Judith McNaught

JD Robb Series

Bossypants—Tina Fey

All the Pretty Horses—Cormac McCarthy

Freedom—Jonathan Franzen


One Response to “book by book: summer 2011 reading list”


  1. mcpolish summer reading list: recap #1 « - October 5, 2011

    […] to popular belief (my own), I did manage to knock a couple books off the McPolish Summer Reading List. Thanks to the book club I joined when I moved back to Chicago, one of those books was The Geeks […]

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