I made a list of books I want to read this summer. I've been doing a good job of actually sitting down to read some of them. So far I have read books in adult fiction, young adult fiction, and nonfiction.
For my adult fiction I read The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue.
It's about a boy who is taken and replaced by a changeling. One grows up, one doesn't. It goes back and forth between the two boys lives with elements intertwining in a Slaughterhouse Five kind of way. The middle is slow. it picks up pace and comes to a satisfying conclusion but the children growing older in time and doing adult things but staying in children's bodies is kinda creepy. :\
My young adult fiction was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
His family murdered, a baby wanders into a graveyard and finds the pity of the ghosts there. They raise him as one of their own. Gaiman was inspired by The Jungle Book. It's good, it's Gaiman. :)
For my nonfiction I picked up the CD version of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch at the library.
The author, a professor, finds out he has cancer and only months to live. The book was a supplement to the final speech he gave at the university. It's got a few little tidbits about living life with hope when facing death but he's making plans to die. Not the best choice for light hearted summer reading. :P
The next books on my list are The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, and Assasination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.