How Oprah Wants You to Spend Your Summer

You didn’t think Oprah was going to let you laze around on the beach all summer, did you? Not only is there a 2009 Summer Reading List in July issue of O, the Oprah Magazine; she also created a  Summer Reading Calendar , in printable book mark form, with an assignment per week:

June 19 – June 26  Yes, My Darling Daughter 
June 26 – July 3 Let the Great World Spin 
July 3 – July 10 Heroic Measures 
July 10 – July 17 What I Thought I Knew 
July 17 – July 24 Dreaming in Hindi 
July 24 – July 31 Essential Pleasures 
July 31 – August 7 A Moveable Fea

June 19 – June 26  

Yes, My Darling Daughter
Margaret Leroy
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2009-04-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0374126011 / 9780374126018

June 26 – July 3 

Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2009-06-23)
ISBN / EAN: 1400063736 / 9781400063734

July 3 – July 10 

Heroic Measures
Jill Ciment
Retail Price: $23.00
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon – (2009-06-30)
ISBN / EAN: 0375425225 / 9780375425226

July 10 – July 17 

What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
Alice Eve Cohen
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2009-07-09)
ISBN / EAN: 0670020958 / 9780670020959

July 17 – July 24 

Dreaming in Hindi
Katherine Russell Rich
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co – (2009-07-07)
ISBN / EAN: 0618155457 / 9780618155453

July 24 – July 31 

Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud
 
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. – (2009-04-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0393066088 / 9780393066081

July 31 – August 7 

A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
Ernest Hemingway
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-07-14)
ISBN / EAN: 1416591311 / 9781416591313

If you want extra credit, Oprah lists an additional 18 titles on the Reading List. For those who insist on the beach, she also has a list of “20 Tantalizing Beach Reads.”

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