On My Reading List

Summers have always been a time for me to dive into many many books. I was that kid who lived for the day we would go to the library each week to check out more books than I could conceivably handle. There were also free books you could get with turning in your summer reading lists, and I took FULL advantage of this program. I was working my way to having Belle’s library.


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So that drive to read during the summer months has been years in the making. Now that I have the most wonderful porch to read on at our new house, I have a feeling that many summer nights will be spent out there. Also there may or may not be a reading nook planned in the basement…

Currently I am reading two books. I have one at work that I read during my lunch break if I don’t have lunch plans. The other is my at-home book. The books open on my shelf right now are Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult and I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe.

These are books that are up next on my reading list:

  • Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin-historical fiction during the Civil War (Historical Fiction is my favorite type of book)
  • The Book Thief by Mark Zusack-historical fiction during WWII
  • Raging Heat by Richard Castle-mystery/crime/romance (I have read the first 5 in the series, and I love the show Castle!)
  • The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen– YA and romance, what could be better? (I have never actually read Sarah Dessen’s books, but I loved her blog.)
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell-another YA because I can.
  • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent-historical fiction on the Salem Witch trials
  • Yes Please! by Amy Poehler-I don’t normally go for memoirs but it’s Amy Poehler
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn-I know I am way behind the times…
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth-again trying to catch up with the rest of the world
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham-Lorelei Gilmore wrote a book? Get on my shelf!

I may or may not read them in this order or have other books added along the way.

Do you have any historical fiction authors I must check out? (John Jakes and John Steinbeck are my favorites.) What other fad books do I need to catch up on?