Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Perfect Summer Reads ~ IMO of course!

(20) Great Sounding Summer Reads from My Unread Bookshelves

  1. The Crazy Ladies of Pearl Street; Trevanian
  2. Blue Water; Ansay
  3. A Better View of Paradise; R. Coburn
  4. Moonflower Vine; Carleton
  5. My Cousin Rachel; Daphne Du Maurier
  6. Yellow Raft in Blue Water; Michael Dorris
  7. Sea House; Esther Freud
  8. The Divine Ryans; Wayne Johnston
  9. Catching Genius; Kiernan
  10. Heartbreak Hotel; Jill Landis
  11. Fat Girls in Lawn Chairs; Cheryl Peck
  12. Five Days in Summer; Kate Pepper
  13. A Fatal Grace; Louise Penny
  14. My Brother Michael; Mary Stewart
  15. All the Way Home; Tatlock
  16. Mosquito Coast; Theroux
  17. The Blackwater Lightship; Toibin
  18. The Girls; Lori Lansens
  19. Climbing the Stairs; Padma Vercatraman
  20. The Samurai's Garden; Gail Tsukiyama
  21. The Kind of Love That Saves You; Yurk
  22. The House of Winds; Yun
  23. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky; Durrow
  24. Isabel's Daughter; Hendricks
  25. The Blue Orchard; Jackson Taylor
What books look great to you from your summer stacks?


  1. That's quite a list! Some of the books look fantastic, so I've added them to my TBR list.

    I would add The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. I'm just finishing it up, and it has been an amazing book. Perfect for on the beach!

  2. Sounds like you have a great summer planned!

  3. Catching Genius, Climbing the Stairs, and The Girl Who Fell From The Sky are ones I've read and enjoyed.

  4. The Samurai's Garden is one of my all time favorites!

  5. LOVE the photo!

    Also love the list of books :) I think my list is about 20 books long as well, mostly catching up on such wonderful blogger reviews like The Shadow of the Wind, Lumby Lines, and CeeCee Honecutt

  6. I love that picture - suitcase full of books on the beach. My idea of a perfect vacation!

  7. Diane, I love the picture on this post. Every suitcase should have books in it!! Thanks for the list.

  8. I'm in love with that photo!

    I've got a few of those books lurking on Mt. TBR, too. =)

  9. Trevanian!!! OH MY GOD ... I haven't thought of this author in YEARS! I read EVERYTHING by him that was available at the time when I was a kid ... my dad was a fan too. I think I'm going to have check out this book just for nostalgia's sake!!

  10. A number of your picks are in my TBR pile and I'm eager to add a few more from your list.

    I just love the photograph of the books in the suitcase!

  11. You have summer stacks? Lol--I just have stacks...and stacks....and stacks...

  12. Love this list! Thanks for the great books to choose from!!

  13. I remember loving Yellow Raft in Blue Water, although it's been decades since I read it.

    I love your idea of reading from your own bookshelves. The AAUW Used Book Fair is coming to our town June 16-18 and I'm undecided if I should go. Basically, I haven't read the books I gleaned from their tabletops last summer!

    I think I should follow your example and pack my suitcase of books I already own. ;)

  14. What a great list! I hope to read The Girls this summer too.

  15. I meant to tell you that I read Blue Water... I remember that I didn't love it but don't remember why.

  16. Apparently, I am behind on internet lingo. I had to google IMO to figure out what that meant! Anyhow, Moonflower Vine is on my list.

  17. Amazing list for the summer. I don't know too many of these. Thanks for the recommendations, although my own list is equally daunting. Can't wait for the last day of school to chill.

  18. I love that picture! I have some chunksters planned for this summer and then some mysteries. Just a little of this and that.

  19. Fantastic list! I just posted my summer picks too, but I want to steal a bunch of yours :)


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