When I was a girl, reading Nancy Drew, anything by Judy Blume or any mystery book was my favorite way to spend a hot, summer afternoon. This summer, I’m determined to step back from technology and read more books.
I’m currently reading All The Light We Can Not See and am loving the lyrical writing, as well as the setting of Paris during World War II. Next up, I have a mix of historical fiction as well as mystery and “light” anthropology.
I’m taking a break this week to read and soak up some sun, but will be back next week.
I’d love to know what you’re reading, so I can add to my stack. Please share your favorites! We can have our own summer book club.
Karena Albert says
Thank you for the recommendations, I have just finished Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach, so am ready for a new book (or several)! Enjoy your week of relaxation!
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Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
Elizabeth, I have the same books on my summer reading stack. I am particularly partial to the ones about or set in Paris.
If you have not read Without Reservations as suggested by Karena above it is excellent.
Have a wonderful, relaxing week off.
Andrea L. says
I recently finished "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (A+), "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (B), and "The Paris Wife" (A). Ready for more, thank you for the suggestions!
The Nightingale is Fabulous! Heard its even better than All the Light I Cannot See which I'm about to read next.
Keep the suggestions coming.
I Dream Of says
Hi Elizabeth! Enjoy the sun and the stack of books! So glad you are liking All The Light We Cannot See… it's one of my favorites of the past year. Just finished My Paris Dream for book club and love it. Looks like we have a lot of cross over on our reading list – we'll have to have a mini book club when you are in Seattle! XOXO
This is a great reading list. I just purchased Primates of Park Ave.. & am going to read The Nightengales starting today. I have The Boys in the Boat, Paris Dreams on my list as well.
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
We have all the same books on our summer reading lists! I definitely think a blog book club is in order. I wonder if there is some way to incorporate that into a blog post once a month or something…hmmm…wheels are turning.
Karena's suggestion is going on my list NOW. 🙂
Enjoy the relaxing times…too bad it is so rainy and dreary, but then again, it is perfect weather for staying inside and reading! xoxo
Loved A Paris Apartment!
Nicole Steinthal says
Enjoy your week Elizabeth!!! Just finished Primates of Park Ave and All the Light we cannot see if up next for me!!!! XO
The Buzz Blog says
We're deep into The Tea Rose, a novel set in Victorian London and New York with a leading lady you can't help but love. Our goal this summer is to watch less TV and enjoy the evenings outside with a book. Thanks for the suggestions which we'll definitely be adding to our list! And this gray day is a perfect time to get started…
C + C
Tea Rose was wonderful. All my friends read it several years ago. If you enjoyed it you will also enjoy Banners of Silk. I lam really enjoying Boys in the Boat.
I read the first book, well written but left me a bit blue ;( I will have to check out some of the others as I need another good read! xo K
I just finished The Nightingale, and it was great! This author seems to get better with each book. It's a keeper!
Mrs. Shockley says
I am reading "My Life in France". It's about Julie Child and her husband Paul. She talks about their lives in France. She is so descriptive about France and the food. It is just lovely.
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