Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm wondering...


What books have you loved recently?  I'm compiling my summer reading list and I'd love a few ideas. Do tell. 

The image above is a scan from a Portland Used Bookshops flyer I've had for at least ten years.

12 comments:

Catherine Miklos said...

I take old favorites to the beach and pool: Chocolat, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This way I won't mind if the book gets a bit waterlogged or sandy. These are great stories I don't mind revisiting although I'm not usually a re-reader. The Interestings and the new Diana Gabaldon are on my summer reads list.

Suz said...

right now I am reading a cozy Agatha Raisin Mystery...Busy Body....by M.C.Beaton
I just love Agatha....was hooked when I read the first one...

Kamana said...

Right now I am reading On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman. It is about how the inhabitants of one street in Clombo got affected by the beginning of the SriLankan civil war in the 1970s.

Hindsfeet said...

Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning"

Colin Powell's "It Worked for Me"

S. Etole said...

Most of my reading is done during the winter months. I do enjoy the Agatha Raisin books. I also enjoyed "Redeeming Love," by Francine Rivers.

Jeanne said...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/books-to-read-based-on-your-childhood-favorites

christinelaennec said...

I really enjoyed Fannie Flagg's Can't Wait to Get to Heaven.

Jenny Woolf said...

I've been re-reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I never get tired of them however often I read them!

Tracy said...

Hi, Relyn! So lovely to catch up with you after our travels! We go back a few days ago after a wonderful time with family and days out & about! At the moment I'm reading a beautiful and compelling memoir My Sister's the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell, who's life is affected profoundly by the lives of six women saints--link in my blog sidebar. :o) Happy Summer Days ((HUGS))

Marilyn said...

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen is one I just enjoyed. Reading a murder mystery by Cara Black right now. They all take place in Paris and is fun to imagine being there and walking with the main character as she solves the mystery.

amelia said...

Looks like some lovely ideas! I'm currently reading The Father Brown mysteries (G.K. Chesterton, naturally). I have a P.G. Wodehouse lined up (The Swoop!) and a co-worker lent me The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Light, fun-hearted reads are my favorite for summer . . .

Elizabeth Halt said...

I love this flyer!

I like to read Under the Tuscan Sun every summer.

At the moment, I am reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, which are excellent, if you like fantasy.

Recent good reads: An Irish Country Doctor (Patrick Taylor, sweet + an easy read); Half Magic (Edward Eager, YA, if you liked Roald Dahl's Matilda, you'll probably like this); Book of a Thousand Days (Shannon Hale, YA, I LOVED this); The Smartest Kids in the World (Amanda Ripley, non-fiction, quite interesting); 84 Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff, sweet + funny); Still Alice (Lisa Genova, about dementia, fascinating + sad).

Happy summer reading!

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