Category Archives: Summer Reading List

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

This afternoon, while sitting by the pool, I finished Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth.  It was one of the main pegs in my summer reading list and I’m so glad I read it. I selected it because I really, really … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

About a year ago I reviewed “The Magnificent Ambersons” by this same author, Booth Tarkington.  It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1919.  (Just type magnificent ambersons in my search box up there on the right.) This book, Alice Adams, won … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List 2013–updated Aug 25th–and going to St. Louis

Hot off the press!  Here is this summer’s proposed reading list.  I don’t have a real giant this year like Three Musketeers (last year).  It’s kind of a mixed list—and looking forward to all of them!  The two with stars … Continue reading

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A List of Books for your Young Teenager

I was asked recently to suggest some books for summer reading for one of my teen-aged granddaughters.   You would think that this might be an easy list to find on the internet.  But I didn’t find any I liked. Although … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List–update in August

Hooray! I finished The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas!  That was my main heavy reading book for this summer—now I can coast. I won’t say it was the best book I’ve ever read—but it was fun and had a bit … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List 2012

OK, middle of June—certainly time to plan the summer reading list—and get started! What’s on your list? I knew a long time ago that I wanted to read The Three Musketeers this summer.  And a couple of months ago my … Continue reading

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more about summer reading list

Thank you, Catherine, for your comment.  I’ll be interested to read your review of The Other Side of the Bridge. Last night I decided to get busy on my “summer reading list” since the days of August are fast a-flying … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List 2011

If there’s an X, I have read it Mary Shelley                       Frankenstein Brendan Gill                        When the Money Stopped                                                      HI,CFI (Have it, can’t find it) Charlotte Bronté         X      Jane Eyre John Cheever               X      Stories Dorothy Sayers            X     Gaudy Night George Eliot                          Daniel Deronda Dai Sijie                               Balzac … Continue reading

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