Spring-summer reading list

May 10, 2021

summer-reading-listIt’s not exactly time for summer beach reads, but if you’re looking for something new and different….here’s what some of my friends and social media friends are reading. Their recommendations:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Group by Christine Tate

American Dirt byJeanine Cummins

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Becoming by MIchelle Obama

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyaski

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

The Last Resort by Alison Lurie

Justice by Michael Sandell

Promised Land by Barack Obama

Human Kind by Rutger Bergman

The Dharma Bums and Big Sur by Jack Kerouac

Your Journey to Love by Simran Singh

Anything by Louise Desalvo: Writing as a Way Of Healing, House of Early Sorrows, Crazy in the Kitchen

Caste or The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

How to be an Anti Racist by Ibriam Kendi

Anything by Colson Whitehead

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The Vine With Trilogy

A Woman of No Importance: the Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WW2 by Sonia Purnell

15 comments on “Spring-summer reading list
  1. Paula Kiger says:

    Oh my gosh what a great list!! I heard Delia Owens speak (pre-COVID) – what a treat.

  2. Diane says:

    So many good reads here, Carol! Thank you!

  3. Mel Studer says:

    I loved many of these books! Will add the others to my ever-growing list!

  4. Beth HAvey says:

    Great list, Carol. Vanishing Half, Breath Become Air (wow), Becoming, anything by Colson Whitehead….I will add: THE BOY IN THE FIELD, The Kindest Lie, Waiting for the Night Song, Hamnet, anything by Anita Shreve or Marilyn Robinson.

    • Yes, and Breath Becomes Air–OMG. He iived out near me, a Stanford doc. I remember when his book came out I was awed.I believe there is a greater plan but boy, his loss challenged me on that.

  5. Susan Fagin says:

    Carol, I have read several of the books on your list. I am happy to have a list of others to read as well. Too many books, too little time. 🙂 Susan

  6. Meryl says:

    More titles to add to my must-read list. I think I am making progress but then add too many great reads. Not enough hours in the day!

  7. laurie stone says:

    Looks like an amazing list! Thank you.

  8. Great list! Now I just have to get off all our streaming networks and actually read.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the list. I have Becoming on my iPod. Love listening to Michelle Obama read her book.

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