Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Summer Reads - please share yours!

Here are my summer reads:

1.     The Nightingale by Kristin HannahI am already reading this one and loving it.  Two sisters in WWII France.  One sister complies with the Nazi's thinking the war will be over soon.  The other sister joins the Resistance.

2.     A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - A grumpy but lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

  3.     A Fall of Marigolds by Susan MeissnerTwo horrific events in New York – one in 1911 and one in 2011 – are connected together by more than a beautiful scarf that has been passed through the generations.

 4.     At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen -  Although I didn’t care for her other books, I loved Water for Elephants and I wanted to give this book a try.  I have heard it described as "Scottish Downton Abbey".

5.     Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath– I recently read Orhan’s Inheritance so I hope that it isn’t too soon to read another book on the Armenian Genocide but this one looks really good.

I am not sure if I am more concerned if the ones I have on hold at library will come in quickly or if I will get these all read!

Please share what books you are planning on reading for the summer as I am always looking for reading ideas.


  1. I am reading:
    1. Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
    2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Annual re-read ahead of the release of
    3. Go Set a Watchman
    4. On the Beach - Nevil Shute
    5. An Untamed State - Roxane Gay

    Are you on Goodreads?

    1. Can you believe I have only heard of one of these. I am going to put them in my hold list at the library - thank you! Yes, I am on goodreads but not very good at keeping it updated. I keep this blog updated and then go into goodreads once a month or so and update tons of book at once :-) Definitely friend me though so you can recommend any books that you love as I would appreciate that!

  2. Will definitely hit you up on Goodreads. I have been reading your blog for awhile and have similar feelings about many books you have reviewed. I am also a long time subscriber of Bookmarks Magazine. Think it was you who reads it as well. I am surprised at how few booktubers and book bloggers know about the magazine. I have added the books you mentioned to my TBR.

    1. I agree that so few seem to know about Bookmarks. For me, it is a holy grail and I look forward to receiving it.

  3. I am reading:
    1. The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
    2. Wreck of the Medusa: Mutiny, Murder and Survival on the High Seas - Alexander McKee

    I am going to read:
    1. Wild - Cheryl Strayed
    2. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
    3. The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn
    4. Eva Braun - H. Gortemaker
    5. Gods and Kings - Lynn Austin
    6. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey - The Countess of Carnarvon

    ... and always looking for new ones... I love your suggestions!!

    1. I have read a couple of me but there are several that are new to me that I will look into. Thanks so much for sharing Amelia! :-)