Summer Reading Poll: What's the Best Book You've Read So Far This Summer?

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"The Magicians" by Lev

"The Magicians" by Lev Grossman--Harry Potter for grownups. The sequel, "The Magician King" was just published, and I'm devouring it now.

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I keep meaning to read this one -- the description sounds perfect!  Thanks for your comment.

Favorite Summer Book

The Story of Beautiful Girl. Wow!

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So strange -- I was just holding this book, reading the blurb on the back.  Now I have to take it home and read it!  Thanks.

the books of elsewhere

This book -the shadows is great. It is the best book ever


I have read many good book, but "Room" is my very favorite.

SMASH! CRASH!!!!!!! - BY Jon Scieszka

This book is the best book ever because it has trucks crashing!It has trucks!I Like trucks crashing!Ameya Matele!

Stink : Solar System Superhero by Megan McDonald

This is a very intersting book - the best I read this summer. Just like me, Stink does not like it that Pluto is no longer a planet. Pluto should be called a planet, even though small! Avantika Matele

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What a diverse list of books -- something for everyone!  Please keep the recommendations coming in.

favorite book of Larry C. Wilson

"Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde.

Sabine Crossing: A Story of Early Texas by Jacquelyn Thompson

This account of the daily struggles and uncertainties of life, blended with the early history of Texas, is one of the best narratives about southeast Texas I've read.

Favorite summer read

The Sweet By and By written by Todd Johnson has a lovable group of characters dealing with difficult situations we all must face.


My favorite is Scumble by Ingrid Law. It's amazing and the BEST!!!

summer reading program 2011

my favorite book this summer was probably DRAGONSPELL by Donita Paul

China Miéville's Kraken. That

China Miéville's Kraken. That book was amazing and it makes me feel foolish for not reading this author's (who has been recommended to me in the past) works sooner.

Still Alice

Still Alice by Lisa Genova is written by a neuro scientist and tells the story of a woman who has Alzhimer at 50. The book was discussed in Nancy's book discussion group and was very interesting. It has triggered me into research diet and brain health.

More about "Still Alice"

I agree that "Still Alice" was a great read and generated some great discussion at the Barbara Bush Library. It lead me to another book, "Turn of Mind" by Alice LaPlante, which I am reading on my sister's Nook. In this mystery, the prime suspect has Alzheimer's disease, and everyone, including her, is trying to figure out if she killed her best friend or not.

dork diarys

my faveroite book i;ve read all summer is the dork diarys. it's the bomb digety


I've read that book too! It was great. Like a girl version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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It's also very funny.  Thanks for your comment.

Best Book I have read so far..

The summer Trilogy by Jenny Han. I may not be the exact demographic for this set of books (The Summer I Turned Pretty, Summer Isn't the Same Without You, and We'll Always Have Summer, but I absolutely adored them. I would call it a "guilty pleasure", but I am proud to say that I read and enjoyed these young adult fiction books!

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You are not alone!  Young adult novels have become very popular with adults of all ages.  Thanks for sharing.

Don Quixote by Miguel

Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes Homicide by David Simon

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Two great books.  I loved the TV show Homicide, as well.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is an excellent read! My favorite of the summer so far.

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It sounds intriguing!  Thanks for the recommendation.

Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael

Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly, has been my best read, so far, this summer. A legal thrilller, it was much better than the movie.

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Michael Connelly is a great writer -- thanks for your comment.

I am thoroughly enjoying ...

"The Final Confession of Mable Stark", a historical novel presented in an engaging, descriptive (laugh out loud) manner .... Mabel Stark was the first female lion tamer in the U.S. I am reading this slowly, savoring each and every word for each word is important to the story. Five Stars!

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I love historical fiction, but I haven't tried this one.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich!

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Janet Evanovich is always a favorite!  This one might actually win most popular of the summer.

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems

That is my favorite book from this summer. It makes us laugh every time we read it.

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Mo Willems is always hilarious!  Thanks for sharing.

what about JAMES PATTERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the maximum ride series is amazing! daniel x is also a page turner while witch and wizard trump other books people have listed!!!!!!!