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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

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 Summer Demands

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

The Friends We Keep

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.

Books Reviewed in 2018

This is a list of the books I read in 2018. It was a good reading year. Lots of good reads.

Each link takes you directly to my review of that book. Happy New Year!

  1. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  2. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  3. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  4. The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
  5. Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  6. Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman
  7. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
  8. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  9. Strange Weather by Joe Hill
  10. Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
  11. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  12. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  13. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  14. Sunburn by Laura Lippman
  15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  16. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
  17. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  18. The Other Mother by Carol Goodman
  19. A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder
  20. Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde
  21. Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman
  22. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
  23. The Outsider by Stephen King
  24. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  25. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
  26. Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
  27. Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
  28. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  29. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  30. Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
  31. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
  32. Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
  33. Exit West by Moshin Hamid
  34. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  35. The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers and Their Muses by Terri-Lynne DeFino
  36. The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles
  37. Florida by Lauren Groff
  38. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
  39. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
  40. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  41. Christmas on Cape Cod by Nan Rossiter
  42. The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
  43. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  44. Becoming by Michelle Obama