(Closed) Calling all college (and reader) Bees: summer reading?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Anything by Alison Weir is fabulous, she has many many books on the Tudors. Historical fiction and nonfiction is my go to at the moment, and I am currently reading a book on Catherine de Medici (Queen of France – married to Henri II of France)

ETA: Saw that you’re going to read Americans in Paris. Have you read Almost French by Sarah Turnbull? It is excellent, about an Australian woman who meets a Frenchman and moves to France, and about her experience of the culture, etc as an outsider.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you read Kite runner? Its by the same guy who wrote a thousand splenid suns

Im not good with arthurs but i can give you titles. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A pale blue eye.

Leaves of grass. Authors last name is patterson

Jane Eyre

…. have you ever had anyone ask you what your favorite book is and then all of a sudden you have forgotten anything you have ever read ever…. yeah. I will be back

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@chouette:  It is very good and hilarious at points. I highly recommend it!

ETA: And anything by Jane Austen is great reading all year round! Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book of all time.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I just finished it last night. It is already in my top three favorite books, ever.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

The Devil in the White City would probably be right up your ally based on your list. Also anything by Mary Roach (Stiff, Packing For Mars, etc.).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I highly recommend the Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz!! I loved those books so much. Some of my ultimate favorites. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ll be finishing the books I reluctantly set aside during studying:

Born to Run

Delirium

Hungry Planet

And I’ll be checking out books on Italy to prepare for our honeymoon!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I haven’t quite gotten my love for reading back after being forced to read for school … And I graduated three years ago! :S

But, hopefully soon, I plan on reading The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber and Sweeney Todd … I’d like to try to tackle The Hobbit (tried a few years ago, got probably about 3/4 of the way through and decided I didn’t like it … Maybe age will give me a new perspective?) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@everyheart:  OOH delerium is good I’m starting the 3rd one now!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The third one is out already? Wow! I need to catch up on my dystopian literature reading this summer!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I plan on doing a lot of nostalgia reading.

  • A Little Princess
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Wringer
  • Gathering Blue
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Anthem
  • Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass
  • Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
  • A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Le Petit Prince
  • + about 147 more titles…

I get something new from my childhood favourites each time I come back to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MlleFabuleux:  I’ve also been planning on reading Alice in Wonderland! I’ve had it for ages and just can’t get out of my school-reading slump. Thanks for reminding me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

commenting so i can follow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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