By Katie Moosbrugger
It’s the season of reading – at least for me! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is get lost in a good book (or many) after getting recommendations from friends and family. I recently polled some avid readers I know to compile a list of books that stay with you. You know, the kind of book that you think about for months and years after you read it. Many of the books listed below have been around for years but they always make for a timely read. Others have just recently been published yet they’re memorable enough to make today’s list.
I know there are lots of lists out there that feature popular books, and I hope today’s post will pique your interest in a few more titles. Plus, if you can’t get to all these books this summer then consider some for your book clubs. Just about every one is worth a good discussion. Happy reading!
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In the Time of the Butterflies
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (the entire series by Stieg Larson)
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
Other Book Lists We’ve Featured
Every year we feature our favorite books for summer reading, and below are links to these past posts. Some of the books mentioned above have also been featured in our past blogs – which means it’s never too late to pick up one of these novels!
Lose Yourself in These Triad Reads
What Are You Reading This Summer?
2012 Summer Read Recommendations
Favorite Reads for the Moms of Many Moods
Our Favorite Picks for Cool Summer Reads