Joyce Carol Oates
Time once again to post my summer reading list. After years of doing this, I've only made it through the entire list once -- by year's end. I'm easily distracted for some of the very simple reasons I now list.
A new book that has just come out from a favorite author
More than a few trips to the library
Choosing from the stack that arrives at Book Club
Grabbing one of the other twenty-five books on my To Be Read shelf
A trip to the book store or a late night perusal on Amazon
A backlog of New Yorker's requiring attention
The multitude of short story books that crowd my night table - Best of 2013, 2012, 2011 or poetry books or a Dorothy Parker reader or...
Often what is next on my list just isn't what I'm looking for at that moment. What can I say? I'm flighty and subject to a moment's whim.
I need to revisit but I think there is a blog group that reads only from their To Be Read shelf in January or February. Probably would be a good idea for me to catch up on those that show up on my summer list year after year. Lakeside Musing? Was that you?
Alas, this summer's list.
Longbourn Jo Baker
The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
Taft Ann Patchett
Written in My Own Heart's Blood Diana Gabaldon
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
Of Human Bondage Somerset Maughm
Sous Chef Michael Gibney
The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War Robert Gates
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
The Mouse-Proof Kitchen Saira Shah
Honeymoon in Paris JoJo Moyes
I also highly recommend these books by some of my fellow Austin WriterGrrls
Hip Girls Guide to the Kitchen Kate Payne A hit-the-ground running approach to stocking up and cooking delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals.
Twisted Marjorie Brody Sarah Hausman must hide a secret--even from herself. If she acknowledges the truth, it will destroy everyone she loves.
Out of the Frying Pan Robin Allen Health inspector Poppy Markham suspects murder when a popular chef buys an organic farm.
Skirts at War Jennifer Newcomb Marine - Overcoming dual-family conflict with proven strategies for creating peace at home.
Slow Family Living Bernadette Noll 75 simple ways to slow down, connect, and create more joy
Take My Husband Please Kimberly Jayne (Due out in August) A soon-to-be divorced real estate rookie's hot new love affair gets derailed when a series of blind dates turns her ex into the man she always dreamed he could be.
I'm always on the lookout for well-written smut in my summer reading so let me know if you have a good one. Meanwhile, I'm off to my hammock.
What's on your Summer Reading List?