Reading for fun in Library School (part 2)

While I wasn’t busy with my Research Methods class this summer, I was reading (nearly) everything someone suggested to me or that I saw on lists from emails from The Seattle Public Library or Barnes and Noble or ALA or Library Journal’s BookSmack or from my list of books that I’d created during the school year. Yes! I had a lot to read. This is a list of books I read starting in June and ending with the book I finished today. They are in order of when I read them. I don’t read more than one book at a time; I prefer to immerse myself in one ‘world of a book’ so I don’t get too lost! You’ll see I read a variety of books from YA to non-fiction, older fiction, poetry, etc.

If you’d like to read reviews I’ve written about some of them, check out my profile on GoodReads.
Be my friend!

And, if you find yourself wanting to read any of these books, check out WorldCat and find a library close to you that has the book — they may have it in many forms (print, ebook, audiobook, etc).Β 

A Thousand Splendid Suns — Khaled Hosseni
In a Sunburned Country — I listened to the audiobook — written and read by Bill Bryson
Columbine — Dave Cullen
In the Woods — Tana French
The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins
Second Lives: A Journey through Virtual Worlds — Tim Guest
Hoot — Carl Hiaasen
– Beloved — Toni Morrison
Passenger to Frankfurt — Agatha Christie +
The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman
Gone — Michael Grant
Flush — Carl Hiaasen
Eat, Pray, Love — Elizabeth Gilbert — still waiting to see the movie!
– Riders of the Purple Sage — Zane Grey +
– The Time it Never Rained — Elmer Kelton +
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — Steig Larsson +
The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen Chbosky
Road to Tater Hill — Edith Hemingway
The Likeness — Tana French
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
– Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen + (still trying to read to page 100)
Cold Skin — Steven Herrick
Eating Animals — Jonathan Safran Foer
Plain Truth — (I listened to the audiobook for the first 100 pgs and read the rest in print) — Jodi Picoult

On my list for this week:
Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins
Vermillion Drift — William Kent Krueger

Deciphering my code:
YA (Young Adult) — at least, that’s the books are usually located in libraries (I don’t necessarily always agree)
– (not to say it is “negative”) — but these books are unfinished (I try to read 50-100 pages before giving up)
+ books I read because they were on the list for my genre class this fall — with Nancy Pearl
Borrowed (from the library, friends, etc)


2 Responses to Reading for fun in Library School (part 2)

  1. Dave Cullen says:

    Thanks for including my book, COLUMBINE, Heidi. I hope you liked it.

  2. Heidi says:

    Hi, Dave. Yes! Columbine was one of my most important reads this summer. I've suggested it to several other people and they've added it to their lists. Thanks for the comment!

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