Jul 12 2017
Favorite Books to Read This Summer
Post by melissa fenlon

Favorite Books to Read This Summer

You know how we give the kids reading goals every summer? Local libraries have summer reading programs with goal charts and stickers, prizes and all kinds of good stuff. As parents we talk to the girls about how summer is such a wonderful opportunity to really get into good chapter books. We talk endlessly about how reading keeps their minds “working” and continue to learn all summer long. Well, don’t you think parents should have a summer reading program too!?! What would our reading chart look like? Maybe a Candy Land type board leading us to a wonderful bottle of Rosé? Ha!

Anyway – we polled some friends and family to see what page turners they are enjoying this summer. We are excited to share the list with you. Some of the recommendations are new – and some old. Please comment with your favorite summer reads as well! We are both reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

Orhans’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Wonder by R.J Palacio

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Nix by Nathan Hill

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow

Look at You Now: How Keeping a Teenage Secret Changed My Life Forever by Liz Pryor

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandburg and Adam Grant

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Seven Sisters – by Lucinda Riley

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Behind closed doors by B.A. Paris

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Melken

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

Evening Land Stories by Michael Knight

Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak

Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan

Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Ravensbruck by Susan Helm

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

The Goldfinch

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Favorite Books to Read This Summer

Photos by Sara Albers.

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