It’s been a hectic year so this summer, my list is short and sweet! I don’t want to be tied to a big, long, list of books I know I won’t get to so instead, I picked four that I know I will read and then I will spice it up with some psychological thrillers here and there as the mood strikes.
Here is what I plan to read:
The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro
The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
I felt like I needed a classic in there somewhere. So, what do you think? Doable, right? Also, I think it gives me the flavor of summer but allows me a little flexibility when it comes to mood reading. I can still fit books in here and there without going totally off course.
I know many of you posted your lists while I was gone so I will be sure to look for them.
22 thoughts on “Summer Reading 2019”
Definitely a doable list! City of Girls is up soon for me, too. My classics reading has dropped way off this year… maybe I’ll add one to my summer list.
If you do add a classic, I can’t wait to see what you choose. I would love to do a summer of just classics one year.
I like your addition of Walden. It’ll prepare you for when you and your husband move to that cabin in Oregon. 🙂
Definitely won’t be a cabin. All that wood would be too dark. But a seaside cottage? Absolutely. I love serenity and quiet which I know is the basis of Walden but my husband cannot sit still for five minutes. Always has to be doing something.
I really loved Walden when I read it in college.
A lot of you have read it in college. For some reason it escaped me. I read two pages of it last year and got sidetracked.
Short and sweet…I remember reading Walden in college.
Did you like Walden? It doesn’t seem to be your type of read.
I did like it.
I am not a summer list maker, it makes me feel pressured. I make enough lists for everything else in my life. That being said, I am looking forward to hearing about Erica Bauermeister’s new book The Scent Keeper. So, I hope you post a review.
I will for sure post a review for The Scent Keeper when I am done with it. I had to put it aside for a little bit to help my daughter with her classes.
I hear ya in the list making. I usually love the process of making the list but other than to-do lists, my lists are more for looks than progress. LOL. This short list is gonna happen though.
I put 12 on my list and am going to try to get to them all.
I am still catching up on blog reading. I’ll look for your list. Twelve is a lot!
Looks like a good list to me.
Summer Demands and City of Girls look good to me.
A few other bloggers I trust have said good things about both of them so I think they will be good.
I don’t have a summer reading list. Just piles of ARCs to catch up on and the hope of squeezing in a couple classics. Yours looks great. I haven’t read Walden Pond, yet.
Walden has been on my list for years. It seems like something I’d really enjoy. Definitely, something I crave, a slow, quiet, reflective read.
I have a huge pile of ARCs too. Three of the books on this list are part of that.
It’s funny, even the covers of the books on your summer list, except Walden of course, look summery. I hope they do their job and entertain you!
I know! Usually I go with heavy reads. I used to think I had more time to tackle heavy reads over the summer. I must have been crazy to think that with how my summers have been the last three years.
It looks like a doable list. I’m impressed you added Walden. The transcendentalists seem fascinating. For whatever reason, I haven’t made a summer list this year; I’m just sort of meandering where my mood takes me. Enjoy!
I can’t wait until my request for City of Girls finally becomes available!