Southern Living’s Summer Books

It wouldn’t be summer vacation without a few great books to throw in the travel bag or take outside with a glass of iced tea for some quality time!  Southern Living has put together a great list of summer books.

Commonweatlth by Ann Patchett and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley are two standouts on the list.  Both are excellent reads and I can’t wait to check out some of the others!  After all, summer reading is any booklover’s favorite activity!

NPR’s New Book Club

NPR has created a new book club for Morning Edition listeners.  The first book has been selected by Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and co-owner of Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville. Patchett says the best book she read this year was Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.  The book guide can be downloaded and is definitely worth a look.

What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

Every year I look forward to summer because I have much more time to read than the rest of the year.  Long, lazy days spent with a book are days to be treasured for sure.  In celebration of the first day of summer, I’m sharing my summer reading list with fellow booklovers:

State  of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Secret History of Costguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

A Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton

Anatomy of a Disppearance by Hisham Matar

Check back often for reviews and don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what is on your summer reading list!