Book Talk

Just imagine it...

a good book, summer sun, and iced tea.
What's on your reading list?

I'm planning to join the Summer Reading Challenge hosted by

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer Reads.

The following books are on my list for now.

I'll be adding more as time goes by.

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore

Ms. Gilmore's writing was compared to Fannie Flagg's in one review I read.

That's all I need to know!

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

I haven't read Ms. Hoffman's books before but I read the reviews on Amazon and this sounds like my kind of book.
The story takes place in Savannah. Woo hoo!

Can't wait to read

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews.
Mary Kay Andrews writes about women, friendships, and the south.
The best combination!
I've really enjoyed her other books.

I want to be the very best teacher that I can be so I'm revisiting

Practice with Purpose by Debbie Diller.

This is a fantastic book for upper elementary teachers of reading.

Also, Lisa hosts The Hospitable Book Club that I'm going to join.

She usually names a book that we read and discuss.

You can see my thoughts on

What else do I need to add to my list?


  1. Thanks for the book suggestions, Stacey. I love to read and will put those on my list. Debbie Macomber's Summer on Blossom street is my next one. I am going over to check on the book club you mentioned.

  2. They look like great books, Stacey. I will have my nose stuck in a book for a good part of the summer. Pure bliss!

    Barb ♥

  3. They sound really great Stacey! On my way over to Amazon right now. I need to order some good books and tea K-cups for the Keurig.

    Congrats to your son! You all look wonderful in the family photo. You are so pretty! I didn't know you were that tall. I'm so short. Ugh!

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  4. Oops! I'm 5'3" and from your photo I thought you were at least 5'8" or so. LOL!

    I'm ordering from Amazon right now. I'll go ahead and get three of the books you have listed here. I need some good ones. We just watched "The Lovely Bones" this past weekend and it was so good yet sad. I'll bet the book is good too but I don't think I want to read it after seeing the movie already.

  5. I ordered the story about the Dairy Queen. One was not released on paperback quite yet and the other one I wasn't sure about after all. :)

  6. Looks like you've got it covered, Stacey! All these books sound delightful to me. I shall be looking at them on myself.

  7. Good for you, Stacey! This sounds like a fun project. Reminds me of the summers when I was a school girl - getting my list of books to read for extra credit. I always did that. Thanks for the recommendations for the books. I'll have to check them out.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. Sounds like you've some wonderful selections to enjoy! Fannie Flagg type would be good reading for sure.

    Have a fantastic weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  9. Thanks for the tips on the books. I think I'll add a few more onto my list. I just completed 'The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. This story takes place during post WWII in Guernsy, England. I loved it!! I'm reading right now 'Traveling with Pomegranates'. Happy reading to you!!

  10. Well, looks like you off to a great summer of reading! We're moving this summer, so I don't think I'll get much in but I'd like to find the time to read Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen. I have read The Fixer Upper and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've read all of Mary Kay Andrew's books and have not been disappointed at all.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    The Tattered Tassel

  11. I am inspired!
    I am going to check out this challenge.

    and thank you for all of your great gardening tips.


  12. Hey Stacey.....thanks for dropping by today! Also, thank you for the reading suggestions. Funny you mentioned Fannie Flagg, I just finished reading A Redbird Christmas and I'm starting Welcome to the World, Baby Girl....both by Fannie Flagg!!!

    Come by for another visit soon!

  13. I read the Fixer Upper and highly recommend it! The others on your list sound great. Right now I am reading The Help.

  14. These are great inspirations here...I vowed to read more this summer, so you gave us all some great inspiration.

  15. If only I had the time to read. Boohoo. Any free time I have I usually spend blogging. Those all sound like great books Stacey. I love Fannie Flagg too. Didn't she write Fried Green Tomotoes???

  16. O, all of these sound GREAT...I hope I find time to read a few books this summer. Just depends on what the grands are doing all summer. Sometimes, things are calm...reading time...other times, things get so hectic, I don't even remember anything about BOOKS..I do love to read and usually, once I start a good one, I don't stop until it's finished...:))

  17. Some great summer reading, thanks for all the suggestions!

  18. I am always looking for good books to read so I'll have to add these to my list. Thanks!

  19. I'll put these on my reading list! Have you read the books by Sarah Addison Allen? She's just written her third book and they are all delightful! ♥


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