Summer Reading List 2013

Morning Readers!

Warm weather is finally here, school is almost out, and for me, that signals the return of my Summer Book List.  Just to set the stage, I’m an obsessive reader. Book. Nerd. As in, I get panicky if I arrive at a vacation destination having neglected to bring a book. I will literally make my husband drive to a local bookstore before we check  into the hotel. (As I type this, I’m beginning to realize that his reasons for buying me a Nook weren’t entirely altruistic . Well played, husband. Well played.)

Before every summer, I spend a month or so researching what’s new-ish in the publishing world, and compiling my list so I am never at a loss for a book when warm weather hits. There’s just something about kicking back in a lounge chair with a book and a glass of iced tea while my kids play in the sprinkler that epitomizes summer. Also, our summer always includes a trip to a cabin on a lake, where there is no TV or internet. (I think last year I read eight books when I was up there.) This year I decided to share what’s on my list, because the next best thing to reading all of these great books is to recommend them to others.

My tastes lean heavily toward memoir, with some humor  and fiction thrown in as well.  So if you’re  like me, always on the hunt for an interesting read, maybe you’ll find something on this list that grabs you. So, without further ado, here’s what I’ll be reading this summer:

 

The Interestings The Interestings/Meg Wolitzer

 

 

 

 

WonderWonder/R. J. Palcio

 

 

 

The Burgess Boys The Burgess Boys: A Novel/Elizabeth Strout

 

 

 

 

The Astor Orphan The Astor Orphan: A Memoir/Alexandra Aldrich

 

 

 

 

Chanel Bonfire Chanel Bonfire: A Memoir/Wendy Lawless

 

 

 

 

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls/David Sedaris

 

 

 

 

A Spoonful of Sugar A Spoonful of Sugar: A Memoir/Brenda Ashford

 

 

 

 

Ladies Night Ladies Night/Mary Kay Andrews

 

 

 

 

The Tao of Martha The Tao of Martha/Jen Lancaster

 

 

 

 

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher/Sue Halpern

 

 

 

 

calling Me Home Calling Me Home/Julie Kibler

 

 

 

 

 At Least My Belly Hides My CanklesaAt Least My Belly Hides My Cankles/Paige Kellerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking of YouThinking of You/Jill Mansell

 

 

 

 

 

Time Flies Time Flies/Claire Cook

 

 

 

 

The Why of Things The Why of Things/Elizabeth Winthrop

 

 

 

 

 

The Engagements The Engagements: A Novel/J. Courtney Sullivan

 

 

 

 

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girlss The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls/Anton DiSclafani

 

 

 

 

Silver Star The Silver Star: A Novel/Jeannette Walls

 

 

 

 

Dad is Fat Dad is Fat/Jim Gaffigan

 

 

 

 

 

The Smart One The Smart One/Jennifer Close

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing you a comfy spot in the shade and ice cubes that never melt. Happy reading everyone!

Lisa

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