Here we go again! I love running a “favorite summer book” post each year because it’s a great way to catch up on what everyone is reading and recommending. This year, I reached out a handful of friends for their suggestions, and included some of my own favorites from this past year – plus ones I’ve added to my growing “need to read” list. As always, we’d love for you to add a comment below stating your top summer book picks as well as your reviews to the ones we’ve listed today.
Don’t forget to consult our list from last year too. We’ve included a bunch of good books that would make for great reads any time of year! Happy reading…
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
~ Rachel H
11-22-63 by Steven King
~ Erica F
Devil in her Way by Bill Loefelm
~ Julie C
Books on My List
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (the author grew up in Winston-Salem!)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (TMoM member Kristie T keeps telling me to read this book…she highly recommends it!)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I read this book in high school, but want to re-read it and watch the movie this summer)
Plus These Three Local, Juicy Books!
Each was written about events that took place here in the Triad. I am determined to read all of these books, however they are difficult to track down!
Kid Carolina: R. J. Reynolds Jr., a Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon
What books can you add to our list? Do you like or dislike any of the books we mention above, and why?