Have I mentioned my overwhelming love of all things Stephen King? To say that I am a huge fan of the writer and all his work, his thoughts, his ideas, his doodles, would be an understatement. Well, I don’t actually know that he doodles, but I’m sure I’d love any doodles he doodled.
So I was excited to see his recent article in EW about summer book reads. He’s posted lists before, and I’ve read some of the books he’s recommended (thanks for the intro to Lee Childs and Peter Abrahams, Mr. King!) but this summer I plan on reading ALL the books he’s listed. I greatly respect King as a writer, and I have faith that if there’s books out there that interested him, then they’d probably hold my attention too. I can’t find a link to the article online at EW, but below is a list of all the books he mentioned. I’m going to try to stick to the month order, but it’ll just depend on how easily I can get a hold of the books.
Buried Prey by John Sandford (read in June)
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (read in June)
The Five by Robert McCammon (ordered)
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (read in June)
The Sentry by Robert Crais (read in July)
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (read in June)
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta (reading now)
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (ordered)
A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
The Terror of Living by Urban Waite
I am sad to say that other than Kate Atkinson, I have not read any of these authors before. I have recently read Started Early, Took by Dog by Atkinson, and Case Histories is the first book in that series so it’s on my list already.
I’m not making an official challenge out of this, but I’d love to know if any of you out there are interested in joining me in my summer reading odyssey!