(Disclaimer: this idea came from That We Might Be Adopted Blog, so for more great summer reads follow the link.)
Summer is a great time to steal away and lose oneself in a book. The great thing about reading is, for as many personalities out there, there are more great books. Fiction: comedy, romance, adventure, historical, fantasy, sci fi, futuristic, and graphic novels just to name a few. Non-fiction: narratives, biographies, manuals, how-to, self help, devotional, etc.
In the comment section, let others know what you are reading this summer. If nothing, what can you recommend to others?
I'll start. I am reading There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene. I typically do not read non-fiction, but this is a rich narrative about a woman in Ethiopia who overcomes the sorrow in her life by taking in orphans affected by AIDS. I am learning so much about Ethiopia's history and the havoc HIV/AIDS has reaped on the country. The story reads like a novel with factual information integrated throughout in essay-like tone.
Of a completely different genre, I recently finished The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This is a young adult series with a futuristic flavor. Suspense, adventure, romance & politics combine to make this a great trilogy; have an open mind and you'll enjoy it. And don't listen to the critics' reviews of the last book, Mocking Jay. The ending was fantastic.
(The Hunger Games movie opens March 23, 2012, but for heaven's sake, read the book first!)
Ok, now it's YOUR TURN. (Seriously, don't be one who gets great ideas and moves on. Share!) What are you reading and/or what can you recommend to others who may (or may not) have countless hours of uninterrupted time to lose themselves in a book?