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Light Summer Reads

I am looking for suggestions of light reading for this summer.  I don't want any big heavy reading book just something I can relax with after I get homework done.  Two books that I have on my list are Duainfey and Longeye by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.  Thanks a lot.

 

Toni

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Re: Light Summer Reads


Nelsmom wrote:

I am looking for suggestions of light reading for this summer.  I don't want any big heavy reading book just something I can relax with after I get homework done.  Two books that I have on my list are Duainfey and Longeye by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.  Thanks a lot.

 

Toni


 

Not sci-fi but sci: Rare Earth  

 

IMHO, one of the greatest books of "popular science" (the term does _not_ do the book justice) that has ever been written.

 

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Re: Light Summer Reads

A few books that I got into:

 The Dritz Books, Dark Warrior Rising, Dark Vengince, Night Angle, The Crimson Sword

 

I can name more if you need.  Enjoy.

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Re: Light Summer Reads

Thanks Chris but I have read all of those.  I guess that I ought to list the authors that I have read all of their works such as Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Mercedes Lackey, Raymond E. Feist, R.A. Salvatore, Robin Hobbs, Piers Anthony, Andre Norton, David Weber, David Drake and Jennifer Roberson.  So if anyone can give me some new authors that write light or humours books I would greatly appreciate that.

 

Toni

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Re: Light Summer Reads

Wow.  You have quite a list.  This is something I should have expected on a SciFi forum; but something that I am not used to.  Where I am from, I have more and better books than the local library.  But, it sounds like you have bested me by a shoot.

Have you tried the Dragonlance Chronicals, or Percy Jackson and the Olympians, or the Death Gate Cycle, or the Bartimaeus Trilogy.

Other than that I am all out.

 

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Nelsmom wrote:

Thanks Chris but I have read all of those.  I guess that I ought to list the authors that I have read all of their works such as Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Mercedes Lackey, Raymond E. Feist, R.A. Salvatore, Robin Hobbs, Piers Anthony, Andre Norton, David Weber, David Drake and Jennifer Roberson.  So if anyone can give me some new authors that write light or humours books I would greatly appreciate that.

 


You didn't mention Glen Cook; his Garret P.I. series, is being re-released. The first being Sweet Silver Blues . A. Lee Martinez and John Zakour might also be worth a look.

 

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That is good to know. I have the first three (Brad had to help me figure out the order, it is not to be found on the cover). Good to know that I will be able to find the others in the series when I am ready.

 


gegarland wrote:


You didn't mention Glen Cook; his Garret P.I. series, is being re-released.

 


 

 

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Re: Light Summer Reads

Toni:

Strangely enough, this summer has quite a few "deep" and "dark" reads – lots of apocalpyse and dystopia...  I'm still looking for a perfect light read you, though!

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Re: Light Summer Reads

JIM BUTCHER has two good series in THE DRESDEN FILES and THE CODEX ALERA. i enjoy both, most know about dresden files  but i think  CODEX ALERA is better.especially for fantasy fans. if you want some  s.f. try JOHN RINGO's  INTO THE LOOKING GLASS. you say you've read all of DAVID WEBER BOOKS, have you got the series he did with JOHN RINGO? i think it started with MARCH UPCOUNTRY. their was 4 books in the series. he also did a series with STEVE WHITE that was very good, it started with INSURRECTION. i think their was 6 or 7 books in that one. if you want something light try J. D. ROBB 'S IN DEATH series, it's not really S.F. it's more of a murder mystery that takes place in the future.
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Re: Light Summer Reads

Toni,

John Moore - "Bad Prince Charlie" and "Heroics for Beginners" are light and very funny. Any A. Lee Martinez is good stuff too. I know there is a new RCN, David Drake out there, you polish that off already?!

 

 

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Re: Light Summer Reads

Not yet the library is being a little slow getting a copy of it.  They say it should be ready for check out soon.  I will have to look and see if they have any of the Martinez books.

 

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Nelsmom wrote:

Not yet the library is being a little slow getting a copy of it.  They say it should be ready for check out soon.  I will have to look and see if they have any of the Martinez books.

 

Toni


 

For Martinez, my fave so far is "Gil's All Fright Diner". "Automatic Detective" was real good also. I haven't gotten to the RCN book either. I'm a little poor at the moment and hardcovers are tough to swallow. I need to go the library route as well.

 

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Re: Light Summer Reads

Say Nelsmom... saw you're looking for a book that's "just something I can relax with..." I just finished a novel you can get on Barnes&Noble. It's a Sci-Fi book for folks who aren't sure about Sci-Fi... neat characters and adventure. It's called "D.S.E.V." and has been said to be "a great light beach read." Love to hear if you like it. Good luck on your search.

 

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Re: Light Summer Reads

percy jackson and the olympians are great!

and here there be dragons by james a owen is a fantastic book! a great quick read! also, it is book one in a series, and the 4th book comes out in the fall i think..but they are really great books! i cant really think of any others at the moment, but if any others come to mind ill keep you posted 


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Re: Light Summer Reads

I see that someone beat me to Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files series.  I do my best to avoid series, but I read the first one for a GoodReads group last year and decided to give the second one a shot a month or two ago.  I'm now totally hooked.  They're really quick, easy reads.  That's what I look for in a summer book. 

 

If you haven't read anything by Sharon Shinn, you might check out her Samaria series.  It's very girly and romantic science fiction that seems more like fantasy.   It's perfect for reading on the beach.

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Re: Light Summer Reads

If you want light and humerous: Terry Pratchett. Discworld books are the funniest books I have ever read, but they also are interesting
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Re: Light Summer Reads

One book I read recently that I would call light, not cause its really funny, rather its  kind of space romp with romance is

Grimspace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am planning to read the sequel:   

Wanderlust 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this newer book looks good too and got good buzz on a nother site I wander in.  I will be reading it. 

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