Monday, April 12, 2010


I was asked to recommend some good summer reading picks by some friends. And I have GOT to think about something other than my marriage for a little while.

Books have always been my escape from reality. For as far back I can remember I've loved to read. When I get into a good groove I can read a book a day. I'm not kidding. Remember, I don't sleep much.

I'll read just about anything from Harry Potter to crime dramas. The only thing I can't get into are what I call "trashy romance novels". You know those books with the buxom beauties and some long haired stud on the front in a passionate embrace? Just can't get into them.

I go in phases where I read a single type of book for a while. I recently came off a Chick Lit phase. I highly recommend Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. Pretty much anything from her is going to be good. Sophie Kinsella is another fave author. Her newest novel, Twenties Girl, was a definite thumbs up. Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed and Something Blue are both good ones. Read Something Borrowed first. The story begins there. She also has a new book coming out next month called Heart of the Matter.

Then there's the ever popular Jodi Picoult. I don't think I have read a book of hers yet that I didn't like.

I'm on a ghost stories kick right now. Particularly one's was some historical roots. An American Haunting: The Bell Witch is a good one if you're into that kind of thing. I have The Haunting of Hill House in my TBR (to be read) pile. It was originally published in 1959 and was made into a movie several years ago.

I'm searching out new books for my summer reading list so if anyone has any suggestions I'm open to them.


  1. “A home without books is a body without soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Keep reading, let those stories touch your soul. Hugs!

  2. Speaking of ghosts...
    Have you read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman? He's the guy who wrote Coraline and won a Newbery award for children's lit. It's about a boy who's orphaned as an infant and raised by the spirits in the local graveyard. Think of it as the undead version of the junglebook!

    John Lee

  3. That sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out. Thanks!