Summer Reading…Do You Have a List?

DSC_0147This is what I think about when I think of summer.  Relaxation, no work, beaches, water, and fun with my family, especially with my daughter who loves everything about the outdoors.  But it’s also a time when my reading gets less heavy.  I tend to read books to sweep my cares away and that leave me with a hopeful or happy feeling.  I’m just in that mood.

I’m not really sure how much reading I’ll get through, but I do have a preliminary list for this summer.

I’d love for everyone to share their lists, if you have them, or just the book you’re reading now — I might end up adding them to my list.

Here goes:

A Long Time Gone by Karen White — I’m reading this now and really enjoying it.
The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford with an introduction by Fred Marchant
China Dolls by Lisa See
Tangle by Julie Cameron Gray
Muse by Dawn Marie Kresan
Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion (short story collection)
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell

Do you find that you read certain types of books because of the season?  What books are on your list?


  1. I love your list but I gave up on making lists years ago since I never stuck to them.

    • I just make the lists of books that interest me. I don’t think I’ll finish them all, but it’s nice to have an idea of what books I want to read.

  2. Those Karen White and Jill Mansell books are on my summer reading list, as is Grand Central and maybe the new Bridget Jones. Oh if summer really could mean NO WORK!! lol