Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:01 PM
Just jumping in to say that The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a wonderful book! It looks super long (which put me off at first lol) but since it is in part a graphic novel, it reads much faster than it looks.
I am mostly reading YA fantasy this summer (any escape from reality I can find lol). Right now my favorite is the Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey (which is NOT a young adult series). They are The Fairy Godmother, One Good Knight, Fortune's Fool, and The Snow Queen. (Warning: unless you fast forward a chapter in numbers one and three, they will NOT be blush-proof.)
I also enjoyed rereading the Sister Chick series - all but number two are on Kindle, some Miss Marple stories, and an old Peter Lovesey Inspector Cribb series.
My non-fiction books included The M-Generation (fascinating book about the kids turning into twenty somethings right now) and How Not To Act Old.
If you like humorous fantasy, check out Heroics for Beginners and A Fate Worse than Dragons!
Okay, enough from me - off to check out the rest of the suggestions on my Kindle!