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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Summer Reading List...

Summer is nigh and that means books, books, books.  Everywhere I turn people are posting their summer reading lists and its making me want to write my own list. So, here goes:

1.  Elizabeth Strout. I love her writing and have already read (Olive Kitteridge, My Name Is Lucy Barton, Anything Is Possible), so I want to read the rest of her works this summer.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/203064.Abide_with_Me?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/167216.Amy_and_Isabelle?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/167216.Amy_and_Isabelle?from_search=true

 2.  Nonfiction.  I want to read more nonfiction this summer, so I'm thinking these books will be perfect to dive into.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29875846-too-much-and-not-the-mood?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22813605-hunger?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22329457-the-fall-of-language-in-the-age-of-english?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30971731-this-is-just-my-face?ac=1&from_search=true

 3.  This new-to-me series by Genevieve Cogman. There are going to be five books and I own the first three.  I think this summer is the perfect time to get lost in Cogman's fantastical world.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21416690-the-invisible-libraryhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25761086-the-masked-cityhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29345916-the-burning-page

4.  Plus, these other awesome sounding books that have recently caught my fancy.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075854-magpie-murdershttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31850566-party-girls-die-in-pearls?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944844-the-portrait?ac=1&from_search=true

What do you think? Not a bad list, eh? I think its a pretty good mix and I can't wait to start reading them all.  Of course, I'm always up for suggestions - so, let me know if you have any recommendations.  And, let me know what you plan on reading this summer.  I love finding out which books are on people's radars in the summer time - its always seems to be a fun and eclectic mix of the classics and contemporary fiction. 

Happy reading!!

8 comments:

Patti Smith said...

Abide with Me sounds good! I'm adding that one to my list as well :)

Nadia A said...

Patti, it really does, right? I can't wait to read it. Hope you enjoy it :)

Lark said...

That is a great list! I'm hoping to finally read The Secret History by D. Tartt this summer...which you've probably already read. (I'm so behind!) And I also have Olive Kitteridge on my summer reading list along with several mystery series I need to catch up on, and The Widow's House by Carol Goodman, and Lauren Graham's autobiography. I probably won't get to them all, but I'm sure going to have fun trying! :D

Nadia A said...

Lark, thanks! I've never read any Tartt, so let me know how it goes :) Definitely read Olive Kitteridge - such a great book! Mysteries are the best, especially for summer reading. Graham's autobiography is interesting and definitely a great way to get to know her. Enjoy your summer reading :)

Ti said...

I just heard about that Hunger book the other day. I mean, I've seen it but haven't really paid attention to it. It looks really good.

Strout. I've not read her! I was going to pitch Lucy Barton to my book club but settled on two other books instead.

Nadia A said...

Ti, yeah, I wasn't too sure about it, but then I saw her interview with Noah Trevor on Daily Show and had to get it. Now, I can't wait to read it. OMG! You have to read Strout - her writing is amazing. I LOVED My Name Is Lucy Barton so much. The book is one of those quiet ones that simmers with so much emotion. You need to read her :)

Terra Hangen said...

This is a very nice mix of books, I am like you and enjoy novels and nonfiction. The trilogy you list sounds fun. I think my current post of 7 books could be "my summer reads" since I bought 7 books and already read one of them (the Steve Martin memoir.)

Nadia A said...

Terra, thanks! The combination of both always make for interesting reading experiences. It really does, so I hope it is :) I think those seven books could definitely count at your summer reads and I love Steve Martin (how was the memoir?).