What we’re reading this summer
By Megan on May 28th, 2012
What do you get when you inflate a giant beach ball in your company’s cafeteria, give away free lemonade and Hawaiian leis to employees passing by, and invite Word Girl to come hang for the afternoon?
A long list of great book suggestions.
Huh? But really, that’s exactly what happened. Along with the lemonade and leis, we also passed around Sharpie markers and asked our colleagues to write the book they plan to read this summer on said giant beach ball. The result is a diverse list of titles from a group of smart, creative people—editors, marketers, online producers, publicists, and more. What a way to kick of the Scholastic Summer Challenge and celebrate the awesomeness of books.
Here are just a few of the results. Maybe it will give you some ideas!
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
The Adventures of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Lord of the Files by William Golding
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L Swanson
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
And from The Minds: Morgan has ambitious plans to re-read the entire Harry Potter Series, Kristen is going to read The Geography of Bliss, and I I’m looking forward to reading The Maytrees by Annie Dillard.
What book do you plan to pick up this summer? Add it to our list!
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