The desire for a summer reading list 2012 was strong, so it features here along with comments from 4th Year’s current reading.
“Great books are ones you can enjoy re-reading even into adulthood”
Fallen /by Lauren Kate
Where even the librarian is an angel!
To my daughter in France /by Barbara and Stephanie Keating
The Dystopian genre continues to entertain…
Gone /by Michael Grant
The handmaid’s tale /by Margaret Atwood
“Now that’s how dystopia is done…!”
Lord of the flies /by William Golding
Not for the faint hearted.
City of bones /by Cassandra Clare [Mortal Instruments series]
Unwind /by Neal Shusterman
“The kids get broken up and put together… Destiny is to be ‘unwound’… very strange, but I liked it. It’s a bit like Never let me go [/by Kazuo Ishiguru] – but worse!”
The knife of never letting go /by Patrick Ness [Chaos walking trilogy]
“Beats The Hunger Games [/by Suzanne Collins] in world building”
Another “That’s how you do dystopia!”
The little prince [Le petit prince] /by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“I cried while reading it! Read it in English first, then in French.”
Extremely loud and incredibly close /by Jonathan Safran Foer
The cardturner /by Louis Sacher
“It actually makes Bridge sound like fun!”
Eldest /by Christopher Paolini
“2nd in the Inheritance Cycle series… I didn’t realise how much the film had left out, i.e. how ‘bad’ it was, until I read the book.”