Summer Reading List back in May, and I am pleased to say that I added several more over the summer. You won't see anything too scholarly on my book list these days. At the end of the day, I'm looking for something to help me wind down and mentally escape the craziness.
Here are a few things I've enjoyed:
Kathryn Stockett's The Help
Beach Week. Alternately heart breaking and hilarious, I finished The Help in less than a day-- a true page-turner. If you're unfamiliar with the story, it's set in 1960s Mississippi and follows a college graduate as she sheds light on the social barrier between black and white women.
Mary Kay Andrews' Summer Rental
Elin Hilderbrand's The Island
Paula, I got to enjoy another beach read this week! Hilderbrand is a new-to-me author, and apparently, much of her work is set on Nantucket. The Island is a bit darker than some of the other books on my list, but I love the fact that the author focuses on women and relationships, particularly mothers and daughters. She writes the sisterly tension between Tate and Chess so well...I wondered if she was a fly on the wall during the high school years my sister and I endured together.
Bodie and Brock Thoene's In My Father's House
I finally started Karen Ehman's A Life That Says Welcome, and I'll let you know how it goes!
Lately, Natalie is loving the Junie B. Jones books. We read a chapter (or three) while Michaela Byrd takes her nap. Both girls are enjoying The Magic Tree House series on tape from the library. It's amazing how quiet the car is when they are listening! And, we have read Dog Goes to Nursery School (except, I say "preschool" when I read it) about a thousand times to get Michaela Byrd excited about starting preschool next month.
Anything good on your reading list this summer?
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