As a kid I always participated in our local library’s summer reading program. It was always a fun way to spend the summer, along with long days in the pool. I always looked forward to the stickers and prizes I got when I finished another title. I remember one year I had a theme — only mystery books! Even then I was pretty organized, I guess. Summer reading has a special place in my heart and now that summer is coming to an end — I figured I’d share a few books that I’ve yet to read, want to read and am currently reading. What’s on your list?
Here’s what I’m currently reading:
- The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
- Entwined with You by Sylvia Day: Entwined with You is the final book in the “racy” Crossfire series.
I want to read:
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- The White Princess by Phillipa Gregory
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
- A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
- Winger by Smith Andrew
- NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
- Note to Self by Aline Simone
- Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
- Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
I’ve read these books and you should too!
- You Knew Me When by Emily Leibert: Emily Leibert is a friend of mine and I am so excited for the release of her upcoming novel on September 3rd. You Knew Me When landed her on Target’s list of emerging authors! It’s a fun, must read for after labor day. Pre-order your copy today!
- The White Queen series by Phillipa Gregory: Now also a TV show on Starz!
- Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
- The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
- Inferno by Dan Brown