Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Madness: In Search of Spring Reading

Spring break is coming and for some people that means time—at last—for pleasure reading. I took my bibliophile curiosity to work today to see what our colleagues are reading and recommending. Hope you get some ideas here for your spring break beach reads (readers' names in parentheses):

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl (Nancy Maher)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Tim McGonagil)
Prey by Michael Crichton (Gary Bertsch)
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (Tanny McGregor)
Under the Dome by Stephen King (Gary Brooks)
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (Jill Hartard)
Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed by Tim LaHaye and JerryJenkins (Sarah Bose)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Kendra Herdtner)
World Without End by Ken Follett (Katie Hauer and Courtney Gelter)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriell Barbery (Kathy Stemmer)
South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Pat Crahan)
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Jake Riordan)
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (Cyndee Westermann)
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (Becky McCammon)
I Alex Cross by James Patterson (Tracey Collins)

Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times by Ralph Stanley and Eddie Dean (Rudi Smith)
Linchpin by Seth Godin (Laura Nazzarine and Cheryl Turner)
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath (Jeff Riel)
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Jim Beshalske)
The Explosive Child by (Kathy Ballitch)
New Found Land by Allan Wolf (Steve Brungs)
Death in Yellowstone by Lee Whittlesey (Jim Mason)
What the Dog Saw by Malcome Gladwell (James Shelton)

What are you currently reading? Comment, below, with your spring break recommendations.


PS For me it's a nonfiction work The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Photo credit: "Reading on Tangalle Beach" by Indi.ca via Flickr Creative Commons


  1. LeAnna Webber3/23/10, 2:03 PM

    I'm reading Fire by Kristin Cashore (The companion book to Graceling by the same author) - LeAnna Webber

  2. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brian (Kurt Whitford)

  3. Thanks LeAnna and Kurt! I've added both to my "to read" list. M.E.

  4. Mary Taylor3/26/10, 8:59 PM

    My Willowville friends and I are reading My Life in France by Julia Child. We're planning on preparing a meal from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and watching Julie and Julia as our grand finale.

  5. Hello Mary and Willowville friends! I made my first beef bourguignon after seeing Julie and Julia. Haven't yet read My Life in France. Recommend?

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