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What books will Monitor readers be enjoying this summer?

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(Read caption) Lots of readers will be picking up the books in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" cycle this summer, thanks to the current HBO drama based on "A Game of Thrones," the first book in the series.

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More often it's us telling you what we've been reading. But last week we asked the Monitor's Facebook fans to tell us – on a scale of 1 to 10 – what they are reading and how they are liking it. They gave us plenty of answers. Here are some of the titles that drew the most enthusiasm and the highest marks:

Irene Hofsetter gave Storm of Swords, the third book in George R. R. Martin's epic "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, an 8.

Jody Zuk loves Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (although she says that she regrets seeing the recent film version of the book, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, before she read the book itself).

Barry Wightman praises The Pale King by David Foster Wallace and calls it some of the best writing he's seen all year.

Jay Gatsby gave Decision Points by George Bush a 10 and says that, "Whether you liked President Bush or not" you should "read about the motivations and facts behind his decisions."

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