Sunday, August 11, 2013

Read all about it!

Reading keeps your mind sharp. It allows escape and encourages emotions. I love curling up in a cozy chair and tearing into a good book. Or digging my toes into the sand and sitting by the water's edge as I disappear into another world far away. Isn't that what the month of August is for? Enjoy these fabulous books that were hand-picked by a reader who I've been getting book recommendations from for more than 20 years. She knows good books. 

Summer 2013 Favorites
“Not too heavy, nor painfully light. This list includes a range of beach reads to period pieces that promise to make you enjoy your August. My apologies now if “Me Before you” makes you stay up all night and weep!”

1. “Me Before You” by Jojo Meyes (The Sent says: As I read - each chapter pecked away at my heart. A beautiful story about a truly unique relationship that will haunt you long after you've finished the book.)

2. “A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams

3. “Family Pictures” by Jane Green

4. “Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer

5. “The Widow Waltz” by Sally Koslow

6. “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman

7. “Truth in Advertising” by John Kenney

8. “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarity

9. “Fairyland” by Alysia Abbott

10. “You Are One of Them” by Elliot Holt

In Case you missed these last summer…. 
“Favorites from last summer in case you were in the fog of having a newborn or not quite on the reading train. Below is a list of a few good ones that can help carry you into the back to school reading cycle.” 

1. “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (The Sent says: Fast, fun, heart-breaking and wickedly witty.)

2. “Tigers in Red Weather” Liza Klaussman 

3. “Seating Arrangements” by Maggie Shipstead 

4. “Between the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Bo 

5. “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers 

6. “Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk” by Ben Fountain

Great Summer Classics: 
“In case you are looking for something a tad deeper and more challenging, these classics are perfect for this or any summer reading list.”

1. “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin

2. “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand (The Sent says: Protagonist Howard Roark was my first literary crush. Rand is a spectacular writer.)

3. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain

4. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

5. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

**Click on the book titles for a link to buy them on Amazon.  

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