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Summer Reading List – Part 1

Summer Reading List – Part 1

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Leah @ L4L

    Are you on If you are, add me as a friend! If you aren’t, get on there! <3

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am on Goodreads but never use it anymore. It was so much work since I read so much. It was hard to keep track of all the books! 🙂

  2. Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers

    I just found your blog from Shelby’s (Eat, Drink, Run) blogroll. Thanks for the book suggestions!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for visiting Tiff!

  3. DefineDiana

    I loved(!!!) the hunger games. I read it for my book club and had to read the other two immediately afterwards.

    I also recently read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It is about the immortal cell line of HeLa(a very famous cell line that has done A ALOT in the advancement of science and medicine) that was basically taken with out permission from a poor black lady in the 1950s who eventually died from cancer. It combines the story of what happened to her cells and her family. It was so fascinating to learn about both science and history at the same time. Definitely a great read!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That book sounds really interesting! My book list is growing…

  4. marie

    My friend JUST told me about the Hunger Games and said I HAD HAD HAD to read it. But she said the same thing about Twilight so I was inclined to ignore her…now I may have to pick it up!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I despised Twilight and the movie was worse. But the Hunger Games was GOOD! Check it out. I don’t think you’ll be annoyed by it being a “teen” book.

  5. Alleigh

    I just finished Cutting for Stone and started A Kiss of Shadows
    when I was up at the pool this weekend. I’m a big Anita Blake fan, but haven’t read any of the Meridith Gentry books, so we’ll see how that goes.

    Since you’re a vampire fiction lover, have you read A Discovery of Witches: A Novel
    by Deborah Harkness? If not, you definitely should look into it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the books! I just put a hold on a few at my library. I loved the beginning of the Anita Blake books and then the books just got unreadable for me. I read some of the Meridith Gentry books but I’m not sure where I left off…

      1. Alleigh

        I agree about the Anita Blake books…they jumped the shark somewhere around #10. I will say, I’m only a few chapters into A Kiss of Shadows, but I’m not feeling the same pull with Meridith Gentry as I did with Anita Blake. We’ll see…

        Thanks for sharing your reading list, though. There are a couple on there that I haven’t heard of, but am off to check out.
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          I really wish the Anita Blake books hadn’t turned SOOO horrible. The stories were great. I loved the original characters…then they just turned awful. It’s a shame. I tried to read some of the newer stuff and just gave up.

          I agree about the Meridith books…I wasn’t that interested in them like I was the first part of the Blake series.

  6. Phillis Joy Farmer

    Hi Lisa,
    I just finished a book that I would recommend. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. It is a story of olympic gold medal runner, who was taken as a POW by the Japanese during WWII. It is a story of the resilience of the himan spirit.l Laura Hillenbrand also wrote “Seabiscuit”.

    I enjoyed your reading list. I am printing it so I can put some of the books on hold at my library. I am in a bookclub with a bunch of very smart women. They always amaze at their wealth of knowledge.

    I enjoy your blog.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for checking out my blog, Phillis! I will add that book to my list. It’s going to be a busy summer. 😉

  7. Beth S.

    I loved Secret Daughter – I would also recommend like one of your other comments The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – it was fascinating. Another great book that I just read in ONE DAY is Room by Emma Donague. It is about a woman who is kidnapped and her captor builds her a room/cell with all of the essentials. She has his child and the book is told from the perspective of the 5-year-old boy — the world that she has created for him in this Room is completely normal for him because that’s all he knows. It was a terrific book. I’m now reading Invisible Bridge by Julie Orrington.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve heard of Room and it’s on my list too!

  8. Merinda

    I’m reading “Devil in the white City” by Erik Larson. Well the full title is The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America :). It’s about the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 and the man that was the creative force behind it, Burnham, paired with a study of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, who also took root near the fairgrounds.

    I’d recommend it to anyone who likes history, non-fiction, murder mysteries, or, well just a very well written book.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds right up my alley! I like murder mysteries, history and nonfiction!

  9. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Fabulous! I belonged to a book club a few years ago but had to quit due to time limitations. Now my reading is all textbook, blogs, and news. I really miss reading… maybe next summer when I’m not studying or this winter I’ll get back into it.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I cannot imagine NOT being able to read! I usually have several books going at the same time.

  10. shelby

    Hey, thanks for the shout out!

    I have also become a library junkie over the last few months. I mean, BOOKS! FOR FREE! What a concept. 🙂

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There’s supposed to be a new library being built near our house. You have NO idea how ecstatic I am about that!!! 😀

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