SURVEY SAYS: Summer Reading List 2012

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “What’s on your reading list for the summer?”

By PS | June 04, 2012
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But, before we get to the list… I also asked whether readers prefer to have a book in hand or read from a screen. Even in this electronic age, the majority of respondents (57%) said they would prefer a book in hand. Eighteen percent indicated they would prefer an e-reader or computer screen, and one-quarter said they didn’t care either way.  

In the verbatim comments, many respondents mentioned audio books as another alternative. And many remind us that any time of year is good for reading.  

And now, the list…  

Anything by James Rollins, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, or Dan Silva. 


Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series 


Hunger Games trilogy, Michael Connelly's "The Drop", Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels 




"The Power of Habit", "V is for Vengeance" "Stolen Prey", and "Gone Girl". 


Hunger Games 


Janet Evanovich Jodie Picoult 


WISH I had more Robert Parker to read, but I've read 'em all! Now I'm searching for a new author.... 


The Hunger Games 


50 Shades of Gray, The Help 


Daniel Silva's newest Gabriel Allon novel, The Fallen Angel and Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. 


Joel Rosenberg, Vince Flynn, James Rollins...lots of action and suspense with a dash of romance and paranormal activities... 


Recreational Reading... mysteries and SF 


The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver 77 Shadow Street - Dean Koontz Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz The Ritual Bath - Faye Kellerman 


Game of Thrones books 1 - ?? 


Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett 


The Hunger Games (yep, I'm behind) 


Pride and Prejudice.