My Summer Reading List

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to get started on my summer reading list. While I can’t guarantee I’ll get through all of these this summer, I’d really like to.


Long Live the King, by Fay Wheldon. This is the second in a trilogy of books about a wealthy Earl’s family and his servants at the turn of the (twentieth) century. I read the first one several months ago, and really enjoyed it. I started reading this book about a week ago, but set it down to read…

41oyn7GqTRL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, by Sue Klebold. The second I learned about this book, I HAD to read it. I picked it up at the library yesterday, and I haven’t been able to put it down! (Except to blog about it, apparently.) I simply cannot think of a worse experience for a parent to live through. I’m in awe of Ms. Klebold’s ability to persevere through this experience, and her commitment to helping other families avoid similar horrors.


The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. I read about this one in the most recent issue of Money Magazine. It’s a novel about dysfunctional, adult siblings trying to manage their inheritance, as well as their relationships. It sounds a bit like a guilty pleasure book, to me.


The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849, by Cecil Woodham-Smith. This is a period of history about which I know next to nothing, and would like to learn more.


The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time, by Maria KonnikovaThis is another one I read about in Money Magazine. It’s about cons and Ponzi schemes, and, well, why we fall for them.


The New Countess, By Fay Wheldon. This is the third book in the trilogy I mentioned above. Finishing the set should help fill the void left by the loss of Downton Abbey

What are you reading this summer?

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7 thoughts on “My Summer Reading List”

  1. Good to see that you have a list. I’ve got a fairly extensive list. It looks like we have different tastes so our lists don’t really cross, but the important thing is to allow yourself to get lost in a good book!

    1. Absolutely!! I was just telling a friend about the book by Sue Kleold yesterday, and she said she prefers zombie books. We agreed to not join a book club together. 🙂

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