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Summer Reading, Part Two

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Although the calendar says September and there are traces of fallen leaves, it feels decidedly like summer here. Highs in the mid-90's, killer humidity and a non-stop AC unit  - you get the picture. It's too hot to be outside most of the day. After dinner, when most of the busy-ness of the day is done, the only thing I have been wanting to do is lie on my bed and read. And as such, I thought I'd share the list of books I've finished since my last list.

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

And the Mountains Echoes by Khaled Hosseini

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

The English Girl by Daniel Silva (I loved this thriller so much that I started back at the beginning of the series and read The Kill Artist and am half finished with The English Assassin.)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

That puts my total summer reading count at 17 books. Not too shabby!



If you like Dan Brown, be sure to read Inferno. I think it's as good as The DaVinci Code.


Loved Life After Life


From your list I've read Gone Girl - totally gripping - and Me Before You - probably the best, most heart-wrenching book I've ever read. I love Jojo Moyes. Seems like we have similar taste and I'm looking for a new book so I'll try one of your other recommendations, thanks!


Weird, I have read every one of those except the Daniel Silva book.

Mama Urchin

See, now you've given me even more books to request from the library. Thanks!

Erin | house on hill road

Hi Ceri - If you need a starting point, "Tell The Wolves I'm Home" was one of my favorites. 

Erin | house on hill road

Mary - Ok. That is funny!


Have you read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? Loved it; beautifully written.

Erin | house on hill road

Pam - I haven't read that yet,but it's on my list. Jane read it and loved it.


Hi Erin

I have read or bought most of the books on your list but had never heard of the author Daniel Silva and on your recommendation, as we seem to like the same genre of books, I am going to buy that one next. Well the first one. Have you read 11:22:63 by Stephen King yet? Now I'm not into horror stories but this was far from his usual writing and was a real page turner. Take it from me it's a great book that you will love. But go and see for yourself on Amazon.


P.S. I can't wait until your book comes out here in England. It's not due out here until October :-( Sometimes, very occasionally, I hate living here.


Love your lists! On to the library now. Thanks!


I often pull up your blog on my phone when I'm browsing at the library and choose something from your book lists! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa Payne Kirker

Aside from a couple of those, that looks like my summer list!

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