Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Salon: Summer Reading List

My mom sent me an article that claims that Type A personalities like lists. A lot. I definitely used to be Type A. I might even still be although I think I've mellowed some over the years, maybe not all the way to Type B but perhaps to Type A-. But that list thing? I still love lists. I should have stock in sticky notes. And since summer has rolled around, it's time for me to put together my annual summer reading list. This is, as always, just the list of books that I hope to get through this summer, not things that I think anyone else has to read although if you want to read with me, I'd love that too. In my head, summer runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day so that's what my summer reading list assumes too (and it gives me a little leeway on time too). So, in no particular order, here's the list as of right now, including some I've already read since Memorial Day because I also love to cross things off of my list too (and yes, I am well aware that I cannot possibly read all the books on the list between 5/25 and 9/7 but I can sure give it the old college try):

Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky
Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman
George's Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
In a Dark Wood by Joseph Luzzi
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
Love Maps by Eliza Factor
The Door by Magda Szabo
Ferris Beach by Jill McCorkle
The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses
The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall
Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble
Summer Secrets by Jane Green
It's You by Jane Porter
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Newport by Jill Morrow
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Baker's Blues by Judith Hendricks
When the Moon Is Low by Nadia Hashimi
The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia
The Invisibles by Cecelia Galante
Stepdog by Nicole Galland
The Reinvention of Albert Paugh by Jean Davies Okimoto
Anchored by Bridgette Quinn
The Race For Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
Satisfaction by Andee Reilly
White Dresses by Mary Pflum Peterson
A Window Opens by Liz Egan
Making Nice by Matt Sumell
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
Spinster by Kate Bolick
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories by Wendy J. Fox
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
Famous Baby by Karen Rizzo
The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins
Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Fishbowl by Bradley Somer
Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County by Amy Hill Hearth
Bread Alone by Judith Hendricks
Little Woman in Blue by Jeannine Atkins


  1. What do you think? A book a day? If so, it's do-able!

    I'm ready to spend some solid time reading, too.

    Here's my Sunday Salon.

  2. Whoa. I need to get out more...I think I recognize one of those titles :).

    So which ones are you really looking forward to? Which one or two or three are the top of the list?

  3. Great list! That Sarah Hall is getting tons of buzz. BTW,one of my DH's nicknames for me is A Minus. It came about because I was always telling him I had mellowed so much I was a Type B, but he says A Minus is the best I'll ever reach!

  4. Thats a LOT of summer reading! Good choices too. Here's a wine glass raise to a great summer of reading.

  5. Whoa! That's a hell of a list!

  6. Yay! Ferris Beach! Ferris Beach! Read that next!


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