Is there anything better than the summer sun and a good book? For me, sitting out on the deck with a cup of coffee, reading the poetry of Mary Oliver in the morning is a beautiful way to start the day.
A few of my wonderful online friends have shared their summer reading lists and it has inspired me to do the same.
I do stray once in a while though. Sometimes a book I had not planned to read will worm its way into my field of vision and take precedence over all other books.
How about you? What are you reading or planning to read this summer?
I love to hear what others are reading. Roxanne over at Stories of Conflict and Love never fails to impress with her book suggestions. She has never steered me wrong. And there are a few on her list I am definitely going to seek out.
My friend Sara from Domestic Type and Chatterbox Family Chronicles is going to be reviewing several books over the summer months. I’m not sure as to which site she will be posting this yet. Stay tuned. I’ll add more as I find out who else is making a summer reading list.
Let me know if you are!
But for now, here’s my list. They are in no particular order and the list is subject to change.
*The Split Worlds: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
*The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
*The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
*The Round House by Louise Erdrich
*The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli
*The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag (this one I have yet to purchase)
*The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
*The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
*Lost in Italy by Stacey Joy Netzel
*Still Life by Louise Penny
*Da Vinci’s Ghost by Toby Lester
*The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag
*Looking for Alaska by John Green
*Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
*A Family Daughter by Maile Meloy
Lost in Italy, I should mention, is written by my dear childhood friend, Stacey Joy Netzel. We grew up together and graduated high school together. I am immensely proud of her work. She is quite the accomplished author and I do hope you will check out her site as well as her other novels!
So there you have it! That’s my list. Let me know what you are reading or if you have any suggestions for summer reading.
Right now I am thoroughly loving “From the Kitchen of Half Truth” by Maria Goodin. It is magical and fun and just delightful. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig is one of those books that burrows into your soul. I know I will be reading it again as there is a lot to digest. A lot of food for thought, which I love in a book.