Many bloggers are posting their summer TRB- so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. Here’s what I PLAN (doesn’t mean it will happen) on reading over the next few months- side note: I don’t really think summer begins till July 4, but my reading habits will become summerlike as of today!

  1. “An Unexpected Turn” by TJ Fox- TJ is one of my blogging buddies and I would love to do a book discussion with her book. Please join me in reading this novel so we can all discuss together!
  2. “Mrs. Everything” Jennifer Weiner
  3. “The Friends we Keep” Jane Green
  4. “The Plus One” by Sarah Archer
  5. “Evvie Drake Starts Over” Linda Holmes
  6. “How Not to Die Alone” Richard Roper
  7. “The Stone Circle” Ruth Galloway
  8. “How Could She” Lauren Mechling
  9. “The Most Fun We Ever Had” Claire Lombardo
  10. “Sunset Beach” Mary Kay Andrews
  11. “The Printed Letter Bookshop” Katherine Reay
  12. Jay Cudney- Academic Curveball Series

I know I will also have some book club selections in the mix, but I won’t know them till they announce them!

What are your summer reading plans?

65 thoughts on “The Books Of Summer

  1. “Breaking the Rules” Suzanne Brockmann; “The Thieves of Darkness” Ricard Doetsch and some little known authors on my kindle. I like to follow protagonists and series usually with crime or solving family issues.

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  2. I don’t have specific plans. It all depends on what comes in for me at the library and when. I will go to a conference this month where there will be piles of ARCS so that will likely make my summer reading decisions for me.

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  3. I have #2 on my “to acquire” list, but I already have so many books on the shelf that it will be some time before that one enters the mix.
    Thanks for the note about TJ’s book. I’ll check into that one!

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  4. I’ll be reading Elin Hilerbrand’s latest, The Summer of 69, as her annual July release is always my first beach book. And Mary Higgins Clark’s newest for the same reason. I am a creature of habit.

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  5. I recently read and loved “The Stone Circle” by Elly Griffiths! The only books I’m reading for certain this summer are “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” (Sloan) and “Little Fires Everywhere” (Ng), which are for book club. I’m not a particularly fast reader, but I usually fit in something about writing and a mystery.

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  6. Thank you, LA! I’m really excited to get your take on that.

    I don’t really have a TBR of any kind because I’m such a mood reader. I have several lists on Amazon in different areas of books I’ve run across that sound interesting, so that when I’m trying to find something to fit a mood, I’ll refer to those lists. The only books that are certain are the books that will come out by some of my favorite authors. Those I read on release day, or as close as possible. I only have two that are coming out in the summer. Angela Marson’s “Child’s Play” and Michelle West’s “War”. Both are part of an ongoing series.

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  7. I make a list at the beginning of the year when I get the PopSugar Challenge prompts and I try to go through my bookshelves to find ones to fit them. I have read all those so now is a good time to go through and pick some more. Jay’s books are great, aren’t they? They fit my categories too!

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      1. Sometimes but I have never been able to finish all the categories in a year anyway so I do the easy ones first. And, I’m trying to read books that I already have on my shelves. A couple of times I’ve gotten some from the library to match.

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      1. Ok. I have a friend Jay (James) Cudney. He wrote a series of books (and they go on sale on kindle occasionally) called Academic Curveball series. I’m reading them this summer, but I’ve read his other books and I adore him, so you can check them out. Elly Griffiths writes some good ones too, but not exactly cozy but I think they’re well done

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  8. Don’t have a summer specific tbr list. I do have a general tbr list. I just don’t keep track of what’s on it. When I finish one book, I’ll check the list on my library app to see if there’s anything that strikes my fancy this time around. If there isn’t, I’ll hit up my Kindle app. I have tons there that need to be read.

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  9. I just finished Barbara Kingsolver’s “Unsheltered.” A masterful rendering of historic events you never heard of, meshed with modern anxiety. Below that in the stack is Michael Pollan’s “How to Change Tour Mind.” A friend gave me “The Overstory” by Richard Powers (no promises on that one). I’ve also got “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman (a WWI nonfiction classic). Now, aren’t you sorry you asked? 🤭

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    1. Actually I knew it would skew female in the summer cause I tend to lean towards light fair about families and friendship, which tend to be by female authors. I want easy and predictable for summer

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  10. If you look at my shelf of books, you’d think they would be my answer. But I don’t know how many of them will actually get read.
    I have a few recent purchases that were written by friends, and they will be next. They are chapter books and middle grade because as a children’s author those are my friends’ books. 😊
    I like the larger font.

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  11. My summer TBR:
    SMART Strengths by David N. Shearon, John M. Yeager, and Sherri Fisher
    Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom by Dina Brulles and Susan Winebrenner
    (Finishing up a course in educational research)
    Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
    The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
    The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
    Too Much and Not in the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
    The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
    The Overstory by Richard Powers
    The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Add a huge stack of Southern Living mags and numerous children’s books I’ll read to Baby K when she comes to visit in July and maybe just maybe Good Omens before I watch the show.
    I’m SO ready to lie about and read this summer!

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  12. My current summer project : read 48 books from 48 Asian countries. I’ve gone through 4 so far :
    Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
    The Accusation by Bandi
    Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
    Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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