For June and July, we will be reading beach/vacation books.
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Sorry guys, wifi crashed on laptop, so I decided to run this discussion for two months. For this month, pick a beach/vacation read. This can be a book that takes place during the summer, on a beach, or is a book you'd read on a road trip (boredom buster read).
What book did you read? What genre was it?
What rating would you give it?
What tools did the author use to draw you into the story? (Ex. characters, intense plot)
What drew you to the book?
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The book that I enjoyed is called, "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han. It is a YA romance novel that is part of a three book series. What drew me to the book was the characters and the descriptive language that the author used. I was reading the book and visualizing a summer house all at once. I believe I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars on bookshelves. I really enjoyed the series and I'm a huge fan of the author!
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A book I enjoyed was Panic by Lauren Oliver. It is a YA mystery which takes place over the summer break but takes the characters on a trip around the town as they take part in dares and challenges in a kind of secret scavenger hunt.
I would give it 4 out of 4 stars, I was drawn to it because I liked the author's other work and was looking for an easy to read stand alone novel to read. I read it a couple of summers ago. It was fast paced and I enjoyed seeing what lengths the characters would go to to win challenges against their peers.
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I have recently read Breaking Sandcastles by Kirk Burris. I loved this book and I rated it 4 out of 4 stars. It has some beach scenes in it.
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I think the only book I own about anything related to summer or vacations is called "Deaths Excellent Vacation." It's a short story compilation by Charlaine Harris and other writers about supernatural creatures going on vacations or otherwise taking a break from their supernatural activities. It includes a funny Sookie Stackhouse story, which is the reason why I was interested in the first place, and some of the stories are quite memorable.
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I have never had a summer read before, mybe i will try one of your suggestions, although it's definitely not summer this side of the world
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I have never had a summer read before, maybe i will try one of your suggestions, although it's definitely not summer this side of the world
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The book I read was 'the Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and I would read this as a boredom buster and as it's partially set in the summer, this is because I last read it over a year ago when I was quite ill, so my memory of it is fuzzy, so I feel I should read it again, however I was initially drawn to it for the reputation of it as a classic. I do recall finding the use of language very interesting, compared to modern language, as it shows very well how the vocabulary used can vary so intensely between culture, time and social standing.
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I will have to read this book
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