Summer Reading List


I have been working on my summer reading list. Since I have not finished the reading list from the first of the year, I am not sure why I am making up a summer reading list but there are so many books!

First of the year books I still have not read –

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen

The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp

12th of Never by James Patterson

I don’t know about you, but I have found that the longer a book it on my TBR (to be read) list the less likely it is that I will read it. There are just so many new books all the time that catch my attention.  So, I am a little worried about getting to these books.



Summer Reading List –

I have talked before about how sometimes it is like a book is haunting me. I see it everywhere I go. I have having that experience with The Painter by Peter Heller. By haunting me, it has become the first book on my summer list.

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham also makes the list partially because I have seen it or reviews of it frequently. I had read The Hours by Michael Cunningham and liked it so I will try this book.

I still have not read The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I put it on my library list about a month ago but I was number 765 on the list to get the eBook. I think it will be awhile if I wait for the library! This book has been made into a movie that will be released very soon.  My friend, Julia Tomiak, wrote an interesting post about the movie of this book. You might want to read it before you take your teens or pre-teens to the movie.



As much as I try and avoid it, I went to our local Barnes and Noble last week. Why do I avoid it? Because I know that I will spend too much if I go in the store. I was reasonably restrained when I was there. I did take a few pictures of books that looked interesting. The first book was Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall. I also looked at Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. The last book from that day is Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear.

(Truth be told, I saw another book and came home and ordered it for my nook. I will tell you about that book next week.)

So there is my summer reading list. I know it could be longer but I also know that I will read lots of other books besides the ones listed.  You can see how well I did when we move to the fall reading list. That one will contain books to read while on vacation so it will be a long list!

Thanks for reading!



About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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5 Responses to Summer Reading List

  1. Julia Tomiak says:

    Thanks for linking to my TFIOS post, Carol! Yes, I think that you cannot wait for that library list to dwindle- give TFIOS a try the next time you meander into Barnes and Noble (a dangerous, but lovely, place for me as well! Especially when I have the children with me. They love books as much as I do.) Thanks also for these reading suggestions. Like you, I’m not sure when I will get to them all…

    • I really liked your post. I can’t wait to read the book. I am not really a movie person so I am not sure I will see the film. If the book is as good as everyone says, I might have to go to see it.

  2. I have some of these on my TBR list, too. Can’t wait for summer reading time! 🙂

    • I am always sure that I will get more read in the summer but I think that might be a fallacy. There is so many fun things to do! Let’s hope we can get lots of reading in with our summer activities.

  3. I have The Goldfinch on my list, and of course, everybody else wants to read it, too!

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