Books I want to read.  The list always grows longer.  I always have so many books that I want to read but do not read nearly as many as I want to.  But I am not very methodical about what I do read.  Many people probably keep a precise list and work on it as they finish book after book.  My process is very random.  I will write down books that I want to read, but never really stick to it.  I will finish a book and then start on whatever title strikes me as interesting at the time.

But there are a good many on my list right now.  In fiction, I definitely want to read “The Light Between Oceans: A Novel” by M.L. Stedman.  It was just recently released and sounds very good.  The third book in Richard Paul Evans’ The Walk series, “The Road to Grace“ has been available for a couple of months but I have not read it yet.  The first two in the series were good so I want to keep up. 

It seems that everybody has read the books in “The Hunger Games” series. The three books by Suzanne Collins have remained bestsellers for a long time and the movie was a big hit.  I do want to read them and they are on my list.  Another series that sounds interesting is the Maze Runner series.  A book written as the prequel to the three previously written book is just out and I hope to read it.  “The Kill Order” is by James Dashner.  If I like the prequel, I will read the other books in the trilogy.

I have always liked John Grisham’s books but have yet to read his last release, “Calico Joe“, so it is definitely on the reading list as is his new book, “The Racketeer” which will come out in October.  Grisham is one of America’s favorite writers, and while his books are not literary wonders, they never fail to entertain.  John Hart is another author I have really enjoyed.  I have read two of his books, but have not yet read “The King of Lies” or “Down River“.  The other two books by John Hart were great, so I know I will like his others.  Plus I would think it will not be long before he releases another book, too.   And then there is J.K. Rowling, the author of the unbelievably popular Harry Potter series.  She has a new book coming out in late September and it is her first book geared to an adult audience.  “The Casual Vacancy” sounds like a good read and I look forward to its release. 

There are also several nonfiction books that I hope to read.  Among them are “American Tourism: Constructing a National Tradition” by J. Mark Souther and Nicholas Dagen Bloom, “The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why” by Phyllis Tickle, “Problogger” by Darren Rowe and Chris Garrett, and “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg.

There are so many good books to read.  Books that have been available for years, recent bestsellers, and books that will be available soon.  Thankfully books just keep on being written by great writers.  Oh for the time to just sit around and read them all! 

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