‘Summer Reading’ tends to refer to easy, fun to read books…
that are especially featured in airport kiosks. The heavier more ‘literary’ fare is pushed by the publishing industry in the fall. I’ve compiled a little summer reading for myself. These aren’t all brand new page turners that are on a lot of other summer reading lists. Instead, a lot of these books are ones I’ve wanted to read for a while and this list will finally force me to. I’d love to hear any thoughts/suggestions/warnings about my list. I’m so excited!
I know it’s a little late, but technically summer only started about a week ago.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee:
I know there is a lot of controversy around the publishing of book but lets be real… no matter what I’m going to read it. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was one of the books that first helped me understand the structure of a novel and what good writing is. Also, Atticus Finch is my hero. So I WILL read anything by Harper Lee. (Not pictured above since it’s not out yet)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway:
Because I’ve never read Hemingway. I know, I know… This is the summer I fix this!
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson:
I LOVE fantasy and I never read it as much as I want to. This series keeps on popping up online or in conversations as one of the best fantasy series out there. So I figured now is as good a time as any to start it.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart:
Because the ‘Secret History’ was AMAZING and this has been on my ‘to read’ list since it came out a couple of years ago.
Fugitive Colors by Lisa Barr:
I’m also a huge fan of historical fiction. This mystery/thriller set in 1930s Paris is my fun page turner this summer
Eric Eastman helped me with the picture above and it’s one of my favorites that we’ve done!