Monday, May 26, 2014

Books You Should Read This Summer

If you're like me, summer is a special time to read as much as humanly possible, while still working and being somewhat socially available.  There's nothing I love to do more in the summer than sit on my porch with a cool drink and read all day.  Here are a few books I recommend for summer reading, as well as a few authors who fit summer to a "T":

The Bookman's Tale  by Charlie Lovett

The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

The Book of Lost Fragrances  by M.J. Rose

Pillars of the Earth  by Ken Follett

A few authors that I consider "summer-time reading" authors:

Mary Kay Andrews
Sarah Addison Allen
Jane Green
Sophie Kinsella
Mercedes Lackey (Elemental Masters Series)
Donna Ball
Dan Brown
Deborah Harkness
Susanna Kearsley
Edward Rutherfurd (if you want  incredible historical novels of 800+ pages!)

Summer is also the time to dive into a series.  The big series everyone is reading right now is, of course, The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. 
I've started reading The Green Rider series by Kristen Britain; I also love to read Heather Graham's romances involving the 'Crewe'--a little bit of romance, a little bit of supernatural.  They are perfect quick reads.  

Do you like to read fun, short books for the summer?  Or is the summer your time to dig into a meaty book that will take all summer to read?  

Enjoy the summer!  


  1. Thanks for the book recommendations Sue. I remember all the good books you suggested at the Barnes & Noble Ladies Night Out. That was so fun.

  2. Thanks for the recommendations! The Pillars of the Earth is a MUST read. :-)