Ah, summer reading. I love to think about long, lazy days reading by the lake or pool. Or maybe on the boat. Reality is a little different though and entire days devoted to reading are rare, indeed. I may manage a couple of them this summer, but an hour or two here and there is much more the norm.
As for the books themselves, I always prefer a mix. Literary fiction, classics, nonfiction, an "it" book, maybe a mystery or thriller, and always one or two just for fun. So here is my summer reading list - today's version, anyway:
The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams
Her previous novel, A Hundred Summers, is my favorite beach read ever.
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Neopolitan Novels, book 2... in progress
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Neopolitan Novels, book 3
The Folded Clock : A Diary by Heidi Julavits
I have a library copy now, but may buy my own.
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
The July/August book for our #6Barsets project
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I hope my library hold comes in before summer is over.
The Shore by Sara Taylor
Not sure whether I'll read or listen to this one
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
A September 1 release, hope to read it Labor Day weekend
Enchanted August: A Novel by Brenda Bowen
I finished this one already... here's my review.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(Pevear and Volokhonsky translation)
because I always have to have one "hard" classic on my list
And since I already finished one book on the list, here is my bonus selection:
The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola (Les Rougon-Macquart #1)
I've read a couple, but really need to start at the beginning.
What books are on your summer reading list?
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