Angelyn's Crimes of Passion

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Summer Lovin’, Summer Readin’

I am putting together my summer reading list and am having a hard time keeping the list at a reasonable number.  There are some awesome recent releases that I am dying to get my hands on.  I’ve also decided to renew one or two classics; you know, the ones that never get old no matter how often you read them.

I’ve pared my list down to 10.  If I finish these before school starts back, then I’ll add more.  Feel free to make suggestions.  As you’ll see by this list, I have varied reading tastes.

I’m going to start with a classic.  Ian Fleming’s Quantum of Solace. For the past couple months, I’ve been re-reading the James Bond series.  I forget how much fun they are.  And how very different they are from the movies.

In my humble opinion, only Sean Connery in Dr No and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace came closest to the way James Bond was initially conceived by Ian Fleming.

I read Steig Larsson’s first book about a year or so ago.  It was amazing!  I was kind of sad that we lost such an amazing talent.

I’ve started on The Girl who Played with Fire.  It’s just as good as the first one.

Then who would have thought that there was a third one!  I can’t wait to read The Girl Who Kicked Over The Hornet’s Nest. 

I have a friend who swears that I’m going to love Harlan Coben as much if not better than I love Lee Child.Well, we’ll see. I’ll let you know once I finish Gone for Good

I’m a long time fan of Nora Roberts.  She makes my list every year.

What would the summer be without at least one vampire or werewolf?  Sherilyn Kenyon is among the best.  I’ve heard good things about Dance with the Devil

Kyra Davis is new to me.  But who could resist the title:   Sex, Murder and a Double Latte

James Patterson really needs no introduction and I’m trying to forgive him for paying other people to write his stuff, but Alex Cross and I are old friends.  So . . .  I, Alex Cross had to added to the list. 

Anita Diamont’s The Red Tent came highly recommended, so I’m really looking forward to this one also.

And Joseph Finder rounds out my list with Killer Instinct.

Okay, so here’s my list.  Is anyone else making a reading list for the summer?  If so, please share.

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5 comments on “Summer Lovin’, Summer Readin’

  1. Perry Smith
    June 13, 2010

    The Girl who Kick the Hornets Nest . This book is part of a trilogy ,pleases take the time to start with the first two The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who played with fire .These books are by Stieg Larsson and are some of the best books I have had the pleasure to lose myself in a long time . Please if you are still making your summer’s list try them ! I hate to see Hollywood movies of books I love because they never get it right .I’m going to see this movie today, the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because it was made and produced in Sweden.
    47 this is also on my list . I love Walter books he is one of my favorite authors but I have not gotten around to this one . I’m taking this one as recommended from Ann herself as a great read !The Passage by Justin Cronin I’m looking forward to this.

    The Last Days of the Incas because I love History !

    • angelynscrimesofpassion
      June 14, 2010

      This sounds like a great list, Perry. Do tell when you’ve finished “The Passage.” I’d love to hear how that goes.

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  3. Robin Hillyer Miles
    July 13, 2010

    Hey Angelyn!
    I just finished the first Steig Larsson book and am now on book two.
    Also on my list:
    The newest Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
    On Folly by Karen White
    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman
    I have many new books on my Sony reader that I’d like to indulge in but I’m trying to finetune my own book at present!
    Happy reading (and writing).

    • angelynscrimesofpassion
      July 13, 2010

      Robyn,

      It sounds like you enjoyed “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, what a fantastic book! I saw the movie last week and fell in love with Lisabeth Salander all over again. For once, the movie producers kept very close to the original book.

      While I absolutely love “True Blood”, I haven’t been able to get into the Charlaine Harris series. Not sure why?

      Let me know what you think about Phillip Pullman.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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