What did you read this Summer?

Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter… so, hopefully we can all find some time this Fall to curl up with a good book.

I recently participated in one of those FaceBook chains that I generally ignore. This one was in support of literacy promotion and you posted covers of your favorite books for 7 days straight while adding someone to the chain each day.

I read a lot but, wow, friends posted so many books that I have not read yet that have now been added to my reading wish list. Yes, that’s a thing, I keep a running list of a lot of things, books to read being one of them.

I was so impressed with the list, that I’ve shared it here. Hopefully, you’ll find a few good ones to add to your reading list too and may you find some free moments to indulge in a good book before the holiday rush is upon us!

In no particular order:

The Talisman by Stephen King

Sacred Duty by Tom Cotton

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (This one showed up three times and was one of my Mom’s favorite books so I think this is the one I’ll read next)

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena (This author showed up twice, so definitely going to check it out)

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (both of Khaled’s books should be mandatory reading for all)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Beach Music by Pat Conroy

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Read it even if you’ve seen the movie)

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

Educated by Tara Westover

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (One of the best books I’ve ever read)

Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (The one everyone seems to be talking about right now)

Sabina by C. De Melo

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis (This one is on my short list to read)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips

This list was fun to see come together, it included a great mix of classics, as well as new books and it cut across a lot of genres. I think I’ll go wile away a Sunday afternoon with a good read!


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