It’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
Oh my gosh what a great list!! I heard Delia Owens speak (pre-COVID) – what a treat.
Paula, how lucky are you?!!!
So many good reads here, Carol! Thank you!
Diane, you are such a prolific writer, I do need to do a post with yours! An interview?
I loved many of these books! Will add the others to my ever-growing list!
Honestly, my stack is taller than my calendar!
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.
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
hey girlfriend, glad you found something interesting on the list! I know you are an amazingly big reader.
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!
Looks like an amazing list! Thank you.
Great list! Now I just have to get off all our streaming networks and actually read.
Well, there’s that. I have started again.
Thanks for the list. I have Becoming on my iPod. Love listening to Michelle Obama read her book.