Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off My Summer Reading Plans


My reading choices always seem to change a bit when summer approaches. Instead of chunky, more intense reads, I tend to choose, shorter books, novels with fewer characters, and other stories that require less concentration -- mostly because in summer, I find myself busier, more easily distracted and yes, when I'm on the beach or in a park with a book, I'm a people watcher --plain and simple.

Here are some of the books that will likely take center stage on my beach blanket this summer.


 Irvin Yalom - Basic Books - 2015

Finders Keepers; Stephen King
Scribner - June 2


Summerlong; Dean Bakopoulos
Ecco - June 16th


Fredrik Backman - Atria - June 16th

Language Arts; Stephanie Kallos
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- June 9th


Liar's Bench; Kim Michelle Richardson
Kensington - April 2015

House Breaking; Dan Pope
SImon & Schuster - May 12th


The Undertaker's Daughter: a Memoir; Kate Mayfield
Gallery - January 2015

Find the Good; Heather Lende
Algonquin - April 2015

How about you, any summer reading plans?

33 comments:

  1. Enjoy your summer reads. I like to mix in light reads throughout the year. I will look forward to your reviews. I hope you have a great summer.

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  2. I'm just starting to think about summer reads and added House Breaking to my list last night! You've given me a few more ideas.

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  3. I've heard of several of them. Hope you will enjoy them thoroughly and have a great summer, Diane!

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  4. I've got Summerlong on my list for summer as well! And I've been seeing House Breaking around a bit. Got my eye on that too. Happy Memorial Day!

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  5. Nice list! I want to get Finders Keepers when it comes out.

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    1. I'm high up on the library list, so I may not purchase this one.

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  6. I hadn't heard of most of these but after checking the links I put almost every one on my wishlist to look for, so thanks for that! Enjoy... we don't get excited about Memorial Day here in CA because there is no big change in weather this month to next, only Nov.-March is a bit cooler and rainier.

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  7. Find the Good is on my TBR and I'm going to have to look up several of these. Enjoy your summer reading!

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    1. I think we all should read Find the Good and the world might be a more tolerant place.

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  8. Most are new to me so I clicked the links and they all sounds good.

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  9. Yep. I've got Summerlong and you know I will be reading King as well. I tend to read heavier stuff over the summer. I haven't announced it but I will be doing a read along for Atlas Shrugged in July/August. It's a big one!

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    1. LOL - I could never read a book like Atlas Shrugged this summer (or winter for that matter).

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  10. Great looking reads. A couple of them are on my TBR list.

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  11. Creatures of the Day sounds of interest. Nice photo of the beach and flag.

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    1. I was intrigued by the sound of Creatures of the Day.

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  12. I've been thinking about my summer reading, and your post has given me the boost to get going on my list. You have some great looking reads in your selections!

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  13. I have an ARC of the Fredrik Bachman book, and will read the new Stephen King, too, but am adding most of your others to my TBR list!

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    1. Lucky! I never got the arc, but do have the eGalley.

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  14. I am looking forward to reading Summerlong. My choice of reads also change, come summer. I want to read more fun reads, something quirky, something charming.

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  15. Looking forward to your thoughts on the new Backman book!

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  16. Great list! Hopefully summer will be here soon. (it rained all weekend)

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  17. Looks like a nice mix for the summer.

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