It’s almost June, and I’m starting to think about summer reading lists. I absolutely love books and think that summer is a great time to catch up on books I’ve wanted to read but never had the chance to start. I’m a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy, but my goal this summer is to try and read outside of my typical genres.
The Atlantis Gene
The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle is a book I decided to put onto my list for two reasons: Atlantis and science fiction. I’ve forever been obsessed with the mystery and ideas of Atlantis, and I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the title of this book. Anything related to genes also interests me because of my chosen career path as of yet.
The Dead Key
I haven’t really read many books that were considered mystery or suspense on their own, though many of the fantasy series I’ve read have these characteristics. The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley won the Amazon Breakthrough Award and it seems that many readers have fallen under Pulley’s spell. I hope to be one of them.
The God Delusion
Recently there has been a lot of controversy (well, maybe not just recently) around Richard Dawkins. He’s been known to say some pretty out there things, and I haven’t read enough of his work to really understand either side of the argument. His book, The God Delusion, is meant to be an examination of God in all His forms.
Eye of the World
This book tends to stick within the realm that I’m in love with fantasy and science fiction. I’ve never before read a Robert Jordan book, and I’m excited to read Eye of the World. It’s one of the most read and popular fantasy series and I can’t believe that I’ve never actually picked up one of the books. From what I’ve been told people who love the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit have fallen for this epic fantasy series.
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
This book as been on my list ever since it was recommended to me by a co-worker. Zealot by Reza Aslan is a book meant to be a fresh perspective on the life of Jesus. I’m interested in reading this book for many reasons, I’m interested in learning some things about history I don’t know much about, and I’m interested in the story surrounding the author of the book.