Journeys of the Heart

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Summertime and the Reading is Easy

rt 2008 redu (2)No summer would be complete without a lazy afternoon or two lost in a good book.  So take a break, grab a glass of ice tea and head for the nearest comfy chair.  From fast-paced thrillers and fascinating fantasy to thought-provoking non-fiction, this summer’s offerings will keep you turning the pages.  Here’s a few to get you started.

Looking for some exciting fast-paced thrillers? Try Barry Eislers Rain Storm, Hard Rain or any of his other Rain books, about the exploits of expert assassin for hire, John Rain, an expatriated American of Japanese descent.  His newest book Faultlines is a winner too.  Who really owns your DNA?  What about your children’s cells?  Want your pet to glow in the dark?  Michael Crichton’s Next, a look at the future of trans-genetics will both fascinate and trouble you. 

Jessica Andersen’s Night Keepers, Dawn Keepers and Skywatch are the opening three of a nine book series based on the Mayan prophecies of 2010.  Entertaining, sexy reads Andersen’s books will keep you on the edge of your seat. After you’re done you might be tempted to buy a shirt with one of the 2010 slogans like ‘Got your bunker yet?’  If sexy, fast-paced paranormal is to your taste, sample Kathy Kulig’s Desert of the Damned. 

For non-fiction you might want to take a look at the thought-provoking, Patterns in the Void by Sten F. Odenwald. 

Parade Magazine suggested these be added to your reading list:  Die for You by Lisa Unger, Gone tomorrow by Lee Child, Fragment by Warren Fahy, Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. 

Good friend, Pattie Girodani’s list includes several books by Rachel Gibson and Sara Jeter Naslund’s Ahab’s Wife. Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson and Curtains in Stonington by Rosemary Goodwin are on her mystery pile.

Too little time.  So many fabulous books.  What’s on your pile?


July 1, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. It’s strange. I keep putting off my writing because I’m getting too soaked up into a book. Right now, I’m working on Jane Austen’s Emma. The language is extraordinary, but also makes it a hard read, because you really have to pay attention.

    Although, I think I will be taking a look at a couple of the books on your list. Thanks!

    Comment by Meri | July 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Summers are the best time for reading. I love sitting by the pool with a good book. Thanks for the recommendations (especially including mine.:))

    Comment by Kathy Kulig | July 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. I have so many YA books on my list. That, and the new Nora. I think at nationals, we get more so I think I’m going to hold off on adding to my pile until after that. 🙂


    Comment by Nisha Sharma | July 8, 2009 | Reply

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