By Katie Moosbrugger

Every so often we’ll run a blog that has nothing to do with parental responsibilities! And today’s blog is a collaboration of books that we highly recommend for your reading list this summer! One of my most favorite “mommy-time” activities is reading on the beach. I always pack a book in my beach bag in the hopes of sneaking in a few pages. But…I rarely get to enjoy such indulgences when I’m on the beach with my kids, let alone sit in a beach chair!

So below are some of our picks. It seems like everyone has read, or is reading, the Twilight series, so perhaps we need to add those to our lists as well. If you have others you can recommend, please post in the comment section below.


Her favorite summer reads are by an author who graduated from WFU, Emily Giffin:

Something Borrowed
Something Blue
Baby Proof
Love The One Your With


Here are some of her favorites:

The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
White Oleander, by Janet Fitch
Tuesdays with Morrie, By Mitch Albom
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Shack, by William P. Young
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner


Besides any book by Jodi Picoult, lots of my favorites have come from my book club – they always pick the best reads:
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan
The Time Travelers Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
The Boleyn Inheritance, by Philippa Gregory
Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey (sorry Oprah, but I loved this book!)

Your turn!  Please add your favorites below!