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Summer Reading 2009

I'm just beginning my summer vacation and yesterday I was in a bookstore picking up something to read. First on my list is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which I've been meaning to reread for some time now. My rule is that I only read fiction on holidays. Being around all those books made me wonder what other people were reading and so it inspired this rather O.C. poll which I've put behind the cut...



Poll #1438251 Summer Reading 2009

The books below are taken from the New York Times best-sellers list for 2009 (so far) in the category of fiction. Which of these books have you read or do you plan to read?

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3(4.7%)
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
0(0.0%)
The Apostle by Brad Thor
1(1.6%)
Knockout by Catherine Coulter
0(0.0%)
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
1(1.6%)
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
1(1.6%)
The Bourne Deception by Robert Ludlum
0(0.0%)
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
2(3.1%)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
0(0.0%)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
0(0.0%)
Relentless by Dean Koontz
0(0.0%)
A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroat
0(0.0%)
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
3(4.7%)
Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorthea Benton
0(0.0%)
None of the above
51(79.7%)

Same question as above, only these are the top non-fiction books. Which have you read or do you plan to read?

Catastrophe by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
0(0.0%)
Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
0(0.0%)
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
3(4.9%)
Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
1(1.6%)
The End of Overeating by David Kessler
0(0.0%)
Renegade by Richard Wolff
1(1.6%)
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
0(0.0%)
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
0(0.0%)
Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
4(6.6%)
Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad
0(0.0%)
A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly
0(0.0%)
And The The Roof Caved In by David Faber
0(0.0%)
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford
0(0.0%)
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
0(0.0%)
None of the Above
47(77.0%)

Which of the following pieces of classic literature have you read?

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
0(0.0%)
On the Road Again by Jack Kerouac
0(0.0%)
1984 by George Orwell
0(0.0%)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2(2.9%)
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein
1(1.5%)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
0(0.0%)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
0(0.0%)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
0(0.0%)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
0(0.0%)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
0(0.0%)
Ulysses by James Joyce
0(0.0%)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
0(0.0%)
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
0(0.0%)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
0(0.0%)
None of the above
5(7.4%)

Which of the following authors do you like to read?

J. K. Rowling
9(13.4%)
Anne Rice
0(0.0%)
Stephen King
2(3.0%)
Kathy Reichs
0(0.0%)
Danielle Steele
0(0.0%)
Walter Mosley
0(0.0%)
Dean Koontz
0(0.0%)
John Grisham
0(0.0%)
James Patterson
1(1.5%)
Clive Cussler
0(0.0%)
Jeffrey Archer
0(0.0%)
Isaac Asimov
0(0.0%)
Douglas Adams
2(3.0%)
Douglas Coupland
1(1.5%)
None of the above
5(7.5%)

What is your favourite fictional book that you've ever read?

What is your favourite non-fiction book that you've ever read?

What was the last fictional book that you read (or are reading now)?

What was the last non-fiction book that you read (or are reading now)?

What books (aside from those mentioned in previous question) have you read this summer or do you plan to read this summer?



(If you're so inclined, I give you "My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors" by the Canadian comedy group Moxie Fruvous)


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