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Monday, June 8, 2015

The Books of Summer

I am a reader and summer is the best time for reading. So I'm linking up with Julie Faulkner's Fast Five about some of the best titles for summer.

Here are some of my all-time favorite reads of summer:

1. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - I was literally laughing out loud while reading this book. You will love Owen Meany. It's definitely on my reread list and not many books make that!

2. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - I have loved every single one of Lisa Genova's books, but Left Neglected is probably my favorite. A definite must read.

3. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - I remember seeing this book in a bookstore years ago and the owner recommending it, but I didn't think it sounded like my kind of a book, so I didn't buy it. But I picked this book up last year and absolutely loved it. Great characters and a fascinating read.

4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple - I usually think it's difficult to find a truly funny book. I assume they are difficult to write. I wasn't sure about this one, but read it on the beach last year anyway. Absolutely loved it and I was busting up...out loud even.

5. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone - This book was loaned to me by a friend right before I went on a trip to Italy. I had only read about 50 pages when I was already ordering my own copy. It was such a fascinating read. I've recommended it to my husband and my BIL who both loved it. I loaned it to my mom about 4 years ago and she hasn't even opened it. I am tempted to go take it back and it will be her loss. If you are interested in historical fiction at all or art history, you can't go wrong with this one. Not sure what's wrong with my mom!

And here's a look at my summer reading pile for this year:

I can't wait to see what's on everyone's summer reading list. I know this pile won't last the entire summer, so I need some great titles to add to the pile. Head on over to Julie Faulkner's Fast Five for more summer reading ideas.

Happy Summer Reading!

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