This is for you, B-
Remember when I promised to think up a summer reading list? Yeah…
Most of these titles are funny. A lot of them are older because I thought you might not have heard of them.
- An Old-Fashioned Girl / Louisa May Alcott (1870) Historical. Poor but proud girl falls for rich, feckless boy.
- Powder and Patch / Georgette Heyer (1923) Historical. “Geek falls for cheerleader” plot set in Regency England.
- Gaudy Night / Dorothy Sayers (1935) Mystery Series. At her college reunion, she is stalked by an
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile / Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1953) Historical. A young linguist becomes a spy in Ancient Egypt.
- A Thurber Carnival / James Thurber (1960) Humor, Short Stories.
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress / Robert Heinlein (1966) Science Fiction. The Moon rebels from Earth.
- The Hot Rock / Donald E. Westlake (1970) Caper Series.
- The Clairvoyant Countess / Dorothy Gilman (1975) Mystery, w/Sequel. A psychic solves mysteries.
- Another Fine Myth / Robert Aspirin (1978) Fantasy Series. A loser magician hires a demon as his teacher.
- So You Want to Be a Wizard / Diane Duane (1983) Fantasy Series. Two kids find a manual for wizards.
- Moonflash / Patricia McKillip (1984) Science Fiction, w/Sequel. A girl escapes her suffocating community.
- A Natural History of the Senses / Diane Ackerman (1990) Nonfiction.
- Wild Magic / Tamora Pierce (1992) Fantasy Series. A girl can talk to all animals.
- Dead Until Dark / Charlaine Harris (2001) Mystery/Fantasy Series. A vampire walks into her bar.
- Jenna Starborn / Sharon Shinn (2001) Science Fiction. Jane Eyre in space.
- Bet Me / Jennifer Crusie (2004) Romance.
- Peeps / Scott Westerfeld (2005) Horror, w/Sequel. Vampire boy struggles to be good.
- The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan (2005) Fantasy Series. Demi-god must prove his innocence.
- Freaks: Alive On the Inside / Annette Curtis Klause (2006) Fantasy. “Normal” boy runs away from the circus, gets in a real mess.
- American Born Chinese / Gene Yang (2007) Graphic Novel.
Now, I’m waiting for yours.