Summer Reading List

I read quite a few books over the summer. I used to write reviews on each book and talk about it a little, but since nobody cared, I kind of lost interest in posting anything.

Rather than doing separate reviews, I’ll just make a list of what I remember reading this year.

Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Pert. (Yeah, The Drummer from Rush!)
An interesting, steampunk style story about a girl whose father dies, leaving her a mission to attend that changes her whole way of thinking about life. I recommend it!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. (The Martian)
A man is sent out to distant space to find the solution for a plague on human life. He meets an alien whose planet is suffering the same problem and learns to communicate. They team up to find the solution. Very good book. I’m sure they’ll make a movie out of this one. Get it for sure!

The Extinction Trials by A.J. Riddle
After a mysterious event, six strangers wake up in an underground bunker. They don’t know how much time has passed. Or where the bunker is located. They seem to be part of a vast scientific experiment aimed at restarting the human race after a global catastrophe—a program called The Extinction Trials. What they don’t realize is that The Extinction Trials hides a secret. And so does the world outside. Also, a very good read. Recommended.

The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
A story about an orphanage on a mysterious island. Is one of them, really, the Antichrist? A good page turner. Recommended.

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narinia Book 1)
I guess I’ve never read these books. I saw the movie. This book covers the creation of Narnia in case you ever wondered how it got there. Good for kids and adults.

Useful Delusions by Shankar Vedantam
Why do people believe what they believe? If you’ve ever wondered what makes people do what they do, this study in psychology gives you the answers. I seriously recommend this if you ever think about such things. Read it for sure.

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
A good story of wizards and dragons however a little tedious to read. Good if you really like this kind of thing. Seems to go on forever. There are more books in the series, but I don’t think I have the energy to read them.

Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
A Potter-esque story of two siblings who find out that they are wizards. Pretty good read, but a little tedious again. Good enough though.

After the End A fanfiction by Zsenya and Arabella.
An INCREDIBLY long continuation of a slightly different version of Harry Potter. The story is good though I could do without the “shipping” often found in Fan Fiction. It’s not too bad, though. Rated PG for the most part. The war is over and Harry is working to contain the Dementors who are out of control. Hermione and Ginny try to restore Hermione’s parents after they are permanently damaged by the cruciatus curse. Ron gets a job. Worth reading, but be prepared for a long story.

Well, that’s all I can remember or find evidence that I read. Quite a bit, though, right? Reading is good.

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