Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer 2016 Reading List

Medicine for the soul. 
Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes

Time to post the annual Summer Reading List.

For the past year and a half, I've worked diligently to only read off my To Be Read shelf and basket. I've done quite well and the number of my unread books has gone down substantially. But as I put together my 2016 Summer Reading List, I've digressed. After months of wedding planning followed by implementation and the hosting of many visitors,  I've treated myself and purchased several new books. Included also are a few from my shelf including a classic or two.

I've linked them to Amazon for easy viewing, but, as always, support your local independent bookstore.

On my Audible, I have

Voyager -- Diana Gabaldon  (have read that about three or four times but must get ready for next season of Outlander)

I say Summer Reading List, but due to my fluttering mind when it comes to which book I might like to read next, a trip to the library might alter my course. As an eternal lover of summer, I pretend summer doesn't end until my garden freezes. That is usually sometime in December and by then I normally have all those on my Summer list completed.

As mentioned above and in past posts, we've recently had a wedding  -- my middle son has a lovely bride. Working on that post as I'm waiting for more photos. After all the festivities, I got away from my reading and daily writing so I've been in hibernation the past couple weeks as I work to settle my mind and get back on track before oldest son's first baby comes in a couple weeks. Too much excitement around here for me, the closet recluse.

I did read The Nest this past week

which was the perfect mindless book to get back into the swing. Not much depth. Pageturner.

What's on your Summer Reading List?


  1. What did you think of "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint"?
    It's one of my favorite books of all times.

  2. I don't have a reading list but I do have a list of my favourite authors and I tick books off as I read them so that I always know which ones I am still looking for.

  3. Oh, you put me in fine company! Thank you! I'm just discovering Emma Straub and I have Laura Lippman's new book to read, too. And Curtis Sittenfeld, Feedrik Backman, "The Swamp" which is about Florida's Everglades. Now I see your list and I wish for TWO summer vacations so I can read more!

  4. I am stuck with reading entire collections by authors my librarian suggests. I get 3 at a time, and worry if I think I might run out over the weekend. LOL

  5. If you get a chance to read "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman, I think you'll enjoy it. My favorite book that I've read lately. :-)

  6. Perfect description of The Nest... that's where my summer reading began, too! I'm almost done with Nobody's Fool now and cannot wait to read (well, probably listen to) Everybody's Fool. Be Frank With Me was a wonderful listen. I had to keep reminding myself there was only one narrator. Enjoy the books... and the grandbaby's arrival!

  7. I LOVE summer reading! I've been going through 'em! I particularly liked "The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry."

  8. I'm giving myself a pat on the back because I recognize some of the authors on your list! My literary awareness is improving. :)
    I have an on-going list of TBR books; however, someone will mention a good book, or I'll make a spontaneous pick at the library, and the list becomes... just a list. But, I enjoy my good intentions.

    Looking forward to the wedding post and the arrival of the grand kid!


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