Books of Summer 2012: The List That Never Ends

Currently reading: Messy – Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

You know the drill. If you don’t, click here. If you don’t know the drill, but you don’t care, don’t click there. If you know the drill but you don’t care, I don’t blame you, because I’ve stopped caring too. I mean, I obviously somewhat care because I’ve been doing this list for a full year now…okay, let’s just say I’m apathetic at best…which is the reason why I’ve yet to finish this list once and for all!

Okay. Let’s move on, shall we?

List of books under the cut.

Update: Instead of the usual reviews, I will be liveblogging my way through each book on Tumblr

Update #2: June 23, 2012. Won’t be doing a liveblog after all; it takes up a lot of time. If I had just a few books to read, I would, but I have over twenty books to go through, so reading them and blogging about them will take about twice the time. Instead, I will just do as usual and just do a review for each after I’ve read them. 

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Curse of the Avid Reader Card: Angelina Jolie to Direct Fi’ty Shades o’ Cray?

This has “not gonna happen” written all over it [Screen Crush]

Ondaatje, Gwyn part of stellar line-up for 24th annual Writers’ Festival [The Wellington Advertiser]

How I Got My Agent [Writer’s Digest]

10 Books Every American NEEDS To Read [Huff Post Books Canada]

Hottest YA reads of Fall 2012 {Huff Post Books Canada]

Jay McInerney: why Gatsby is so great [The Observer]

How you can help Canadian literary publishing [Literary Press Group]

I love Jennifer Weiner; I’ve read all of her novels, so here’s an article she’s written about bad family vacations [The Washington Post]

Is My Novel Gay? [Huff Post Books Canada]

A case for independent publishing [Novel Publicity & Co.]

Another case for independent publishing [Huff Post Books Canada]

OMG! CLOWN!! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Kiera Knightley in yet another novel-turned-film period piece. Hasn’t Anna Karenina been given the silver screen treatment already? [Film Filia]

Fancy from The Jamie Foxx Show has written children’s books [Essence]


Curse of the Avid Reader Card: Oprah’s Book Club Is Back!

Maybe this will inspire me to finally finish a novel. Because it’s totally going to get published right away, and Oprah is going to read it right away, and she’s going to pick it for her book club, I’ll make millions, and I’ll finally be able to fix my plumbing so Chardonnay will come out of my faucets [Oprah.com]

The Devil Wears Prada is getting a sequel [EW Shelf Life]

E.L. James has finished two novels [EW Shelf Life]

Winners of the California Book Awards [Book(ed) Passage]

Another List of Summer ‘Must Reads’ [Cinema Blend]

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner shares her summer reads [EW Shelf Life]

Top Ten Blogs for Writers 2011-2012 [write to done]

How To Follow Up WIth A Literary Agent [Huff Post Books Canada]

Trilogies like ’50 Shades of Grey’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ are hot [USA Today books]

Like happy endings? Not that kind, you pervert! [Novel Publicity & Co.]

Check out the Les Miserables trailer [EW Inside Movies]

Summer thrillers share beach towel with politics as (American) election season heats up [nola.com]

Madeline Miller wins the Orange Prize for Fiction [BBC News]

For the love of God, NO! [Next Movie]

What happens when a past love reappears? [The Christian Science Monitor]

Catching Fire’s Finnick: Casting Down to Final Three for Hunger Games Sequel? [E! Online]

CBA announces Libris Award nominees [Quill and Quire]

This shit is funny: 50 Shades of Shuttershock [Salon]


Curse of The Avid Reader Card: A “Fifty Shades” Parody Already?

So you want to be a novelist? Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner tells you how in 8 steps! [jenniferweiner.com]

Is It Time To Rate Young Adult Books For Mature Content? [U.S.News]

The CW Is Developing A Very Hunger Games Like Show Based On Young Adult Novel, The Selection [The Mary Sue]

The Ethical Dilemma Of Publishing FanFiction [Hybrid Theory]

Margaret Atwood revisits one of her infamous characters in a new short story [The Walrus]

15 Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions Every Book Club Should Ask Themsevles [Jezebel]

10 YA Books That Scarred Us For Life [Flavorwire]

Believe it or not, a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the press [EvilReads]

Speaking of Fifty Shades, here are 10 books that are, apparently worse [Flavorwire]

Trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby [YouTube]