Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Reading List

The end of the semester and a year-end breakfast at my day job are two surefire signs that summer is on its way. All I have to say is--THANK GOODNESS! This whole year has been one big rush to just get stuff done. Not that I mind being busy, but these past few months were a lot, even for me. I didn't get as much writing done as I would have liked, but the quality of assignments improved, even if the quantity wasn't quite there, so I can't really complain.

Anyway. My plan for the summer includes lots of readin', writin', and relaxin', so with that in mind, I'm including the books on the top of my list for summer reading:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

My Fair Lazy, Jen Lancaster. If you haven't read any of her books, shame on you! Get out to your nearest bookstore and buy them. I mean it. HI.LA.RI.OUS.
The Help, Katherine Stockett.

The Fixer Upper, Mary Kay Andrews.

Moon Shell Beach, Nancy Thayer.

The Department of Lost and Found, Allison Winn Scotch.

True Colors, Kristin Hannah.

The Secret of Joy, Melissa Senate.

The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan. (Yep, still haven't gotten to this one yet.)

And a long list of others I'm hoping to squeeze in, as well.

I'm interested in feedback for any of these titles, although I'm finding that reviews are starting to sway me on certain books--I'm hoping to avoid a bias!


  1. I just finished reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" in my high school freshmen classes. It's as good as "everybody" says it is. It's now one of my favorites. Enjoy!

  2. The Help is on my reading list, too! I also ordered Allison Winn Scotch's new book, The One That I Want, and The Lost Girls! Looking forward to getting more reading done this summer. :)

  3. Hi Susan--Thanks for commenting! I'm really enjoying The Help so far. I want to see what else I get through before I order any more books, but once I get a little caught up (like that will ever happen...) I want to check out Allison Winn Scotch's new one, too!