Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer 2010

I hope all you Carver Cougars are enjoying your summer so far. Don't forget to check out the Summer Reading program at the library. You only have to read four hours to win prizes. There are tons of great books out there to read and many new titles coming out in the next few months or soon.

A few I'm excited to read include:
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- this is the third in the Hunger Games Trilogy releases August 24th. This is one I'll be reading as soon as it comes out even with school starting at the same time.

  • Crossbones by Patrick Carman- this is the rumored third title in the Skeleton Creek Series no release date so far but you can find Skeleton Creek on Facebook for more information as it becomes available.

  • Frenzy by Robert Liparulo- this is the sixth book in the Dreamhouse Kings series. If you started the series at Carver you might pick up this book at the public library for some summer reading.

  • Lies a Gone Novel by Michael Grant- this is the third in the Gone series. If you've read Gone (A Truman nominee for next year) you should read Hunger the sequel and Lies.

  • The Necromancer by Michael Scott- the newest addition to the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel just came out. I'm excited to see what happens to Josh and Sophie in this fourth book.

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan- I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth right as school was ending and was excited to find the companion novel. It's the first book I read this summer and I really liked it. You can read either book first. A third book The Dark and Hollow Places will be released next Spring.
  • August 31st The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare comes out. You might recognize this author from the Immortal Instruments Series. If you enjoyed City of Bones, City of Ashes or City of Glass you might want to try this new series as well. I'm certainly going to be reading it. On Clare's website, she says reading this book prior to the March 11th, 2011 release of the fourth Immortal Instruments Series would be helpful as some characters will show up from it in the fourth book. The Clockwork Angel is part of the Infernal Devices series which is a prequel to the Immortal Instruments series.

A few other summer releases include:

  • James Patterson's newest YA series after Maximum Ride is the Daniel X series. The latest installment Danial X: Demons and Druids comes out July 26th.

  • June 5th The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer released. I know many of you love this series, so I'm sure you'll be reading this as well.

  • One of the titles Sarah Bean Thompson talked about in her visit was Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford, the sequel Carter's Big Break was release June 1st.

  • The 8th Pretty Little Liars title, Wanted by Sara Shepard came out June 8th.

There are many other new titles out there, be sure to check out the selection at the public library this summer and keep reading. I'll see you all in August!