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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

My summer reading is a mix of review copies I’ve been given and books that I’ve been meaning to get to. My lists are never all that functional because major distractions come out of nowhere and all I have to do is walk into a bookstore and instantly my structured list is a shambles.

But, that’s okay. Just the idea of a summer reading list comforts me. It reminds me of when I was young and ran to the library each weekend to collect books for the summer reading program. Oh, how I loved those programs! My library would sometimes show a movie to go along with the featured book. Sitting in the cool, dark theater, munching on popcorn and all the kids laughing or crying depending on the film. Such good times.

Now that I am all sentimental over summer reading, here’s what I’d like to read by the end of September because it will be blazing hot, like 115 degrees in September so I count that as summer.

Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Every year I try to read Pride and Prejudice because I feel it’s required reading if you blog about books but every year it gets pushed to the back of my shelf. This year, I am going to read it. I declared it here so it must be so.

I noticed after writing this up that I only listed one “summery” vacation type book on here.  Are your summer reading lists usually light or heavy?


My 2017 Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List for 2017 Graphic

This post can alternately be called “Please Let Me Read All Day While Swinging In a Hammock and Sipping A Cold Drink” but that would be too long.

My list is short but these are the books that I want to read over these hot summer months.

Summer Reading List 2017

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
American War by Omar El Akkad
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Perennials by Mandy Berman
The Party by Robyn Harding
The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

This summer I aimed for page-turners and then added the one book about summer camp. I can’t attend camp this year because of the shows my daughter is in but the student ministry leaves this weekend and I am so sad to not be going with them. I just HAD to add a summer camp book to the pile.

Are you making a list? If so, what’s the one book that you know will be on it?