Summer reading is my favorite time of year. Books are just better when read outdoors in the sunshine. There are so many wonderful places to read during the long, lazy days of summer. You can read by the pool, in a hammock, on a road trip, by the seaside, on an airplane, in a lounge chair in your backyard, or wherever your heart so desires.


Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley:  A boy and his dog and their adventures together. Because who doesn’t love dogs?

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell: “An irresistible love story that crisscrosses continents and time zones as it captures an extraordinary marriage, and an unforgettable family, with wit, humor, and deep affection.”

 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: This book keeps popping up on every summer reading list I see.  “A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty.”

 Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty: Because I loved the authors other books, especially “The Husband’s Secret” and “What Alice Forgot.” “This book explores how one small moment can destroy everything. Best friends Erika and Clementine gather with pals for a casual backyard barbecue, right before a tragedy changes their lives forever, and puts everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other into question.”

 The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown: “Madeline seems like she has it all: a great marriage, home, family. But she feels trapped by her controlling husband and the trappings of perfection. She has always looked up to her grandmother Margie, but discovering a journal from the woman’s youth uncovers a woman she hardly knew, who relished the freedom of a trip to Jazz Age Paris. As her marriage shatters, Madeline decides to re-create her grandmother’s adventure, but soon realizes that even the most flawless façades can hide some unseemly secrets.”

Siracusa by Delia Ephron: “An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled.”

 Modern Lovers by Emma Straub: “[Modern Lovers] is a treat. . . a fabulous coming-of-age novel about women entering into a new era of their lives.” Refinery29

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell: “The last remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt, using only the clues her eccentric father left behind, and the Brontës’ own novels.”




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