Summer Reading Series

Hello Friends,

Summer reading season has arrived, and I'm ready!  This summer I plan to read books by authors I have recently discovered, along with a mix of fiction, YA and will fit in a classic.   Is this a good time to sneak in a confession?  I started reading The Secret Garden months ago... I will finish it.  Much like Anne of Green Gables, I'm sure The Secret Garden is wonderful, but I struggle to read some YA classics. Still, I have never read it and will finish!

Are you interested to read with me?

Last month I was talking to friend and lifestyle blogger, Amelia, and asked if she might be interested in reading a book together.  She immediately said yes. 

It only took us a few days to select the book The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah.  I have read several of the author's novels, so I know this will be a good read. I forgot to ask Amelia if she has read any of Hannah's novels.  A question I will have to ask.

Sony has bought the movie rights, so the timing is good.  The movie looks has a 2019 release date.

Please join us, the more the merry!

If this is your first virtual book discussion it's easy to participate. Amelia and I talked today and here's our plan:

  • Get a copy and start reading (simple right?)
  • We will discuss the book at the end of June (watch for a post with participation instructions)
  • Join in the discussion when you finish the book.

Our reading plan: one of the benefits to a virtual read-a-long is that you can join in anytime.  if you would like to read with us in June, here's the timeline:

  • Jun 1 - 7: Chapters 1 - 10
  • Jun 8 - 14: Chapters 11 - 18
  • Jun 15 - 21: Chapters 19 - 28
  • Jun 22 - 28: Chapters 29 - 38
  • End of June: Book post with discussion questions

Added to my summer book shelf

Below are a few books I have added to my TBR pile, all discovered on summer recommendation lists landing in my inbox.

Jane Steele: A Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre.

What We Lose: A stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age—a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country.

Everything Everything: YA book turned movie - a coming of age story about a young girl allergic to the world.

I'm always looking for books and would love to hear from you.  Have you read a great book, or have a book on your list that you can't wait to read?

Happy Reading.