Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer 2013 Reading List .....

Finally, my Summer Reading list!!

I had been working on this for a little while and my intent was to have it up a few weeks ago, but life is always throwing up new twists and turns and obstacles and I am just now able to finish it.

So here goes......

1.  Defending Jacob by William Landay
A suspense that makes you consider the horrible circumstances of one's own child being charged with murder.  This one makes you think--yes, have already finished this book.

2.  Inferno by Dan Brown
Have read the first three, so of course this one is on the list!

3.  The Time Between by Karen White
Sisters and secrets.  Fun stuff.

4.  Revolutionary Summer:  The Birth of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis
Proclaimed author taking on the summer of 1776.  Love this subject and excited to read it--also part of my effort to get more non-fiction read.

5.  Wild By Cheryl Strayed  
A memoir based on the author's emotional and physical journey hiking the Pacific Coast Trail. Also sort of close to my heart--I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas where the author begins her journey as well as vacation in the Sierra's every summer.

6.  Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
The latest rom-com from a favorite author.

7.  The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchahan
 A historically based novel about the girl immortalized in Edgar Degas's statuette  "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" and her sisters set in 19th-century Paris.

8.  From Notting Hill with Love....Actually by Ali McNamara.
Seriously, this one had me at the title.   Love both movies so expecting some fun.

9.  The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
I know, a children's book.  LOL.  I do not discriminate with what I read and since I have already read the first in Riordan's Percy Jackson series AND the movie will be coming out soon, I knew I had to throw this one on the list. 
So there you have it, my summer reading list!


  1. I've read a few of those and have a few others on my list!

  2. Great list! From Notting Hill with Love...Actually sounds really great. I might have to snatch it up.