So Many Great Books!

Hi Everybody!

I'm ready to kickoff the beginning of summer with a reading list.
How about you?

Reading for me is fun and relaxing.
Southern fiction is my favorite so most of the books on this list reflect that love.

I'll be reading these in no particular order and it will depend on the availability at the library.




What's on your list?
I'd love to know...you see I saved room for more. :)

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26 comments

  1. I just got a stack of books from the library and can't wait to start them. Right now I'm finishing a book, Mademoiselle Chanel that you might like. It's all about Coco Chanel's life and so interesting! Hugs!

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  2. I'll have to jot down some of these titles because I'm always looking for the next great story to read. Right now I'm reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova since I haven't seen the movie yet... :)

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  3. Right now I'm reading Upstairs at the White House: My Life With the First Ladies by J.West. I've read the Cavadon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Also Still Alice...so good! I love to read too but I'm chosey too, if it's a popular book and everyone is reading it if I don't like what the story is on the jacket I won't buy it!

    Have a great evening!
    Rondell♥

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  4. I didn't know you were a 'reader'!! We have even more in common! These are great selections-I read the last one on your list and loved it. I'll look the rest up. I have a little list on my Nook. So ready for some leisure summertime reading! :)

    Jane x

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  5. I enjoy nonfiction...or historical fiction. I have a few books on the list, but haven't dug in yet! Looking forward to it though...lazy days at the beach and pool with books!

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  6. Thanks for the recommendations! I have only read ONE of your authors!!!

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  7. I used to be an avid reader but I never seem to have (make) the time anymore. I spend a lot of my time in the spring and summer out in the garden, at the farmers market, and all the usual things that keep me busy. I actually think reading blogs has taken the place of reading novels! When I do sit down it's usually with a decorating magazine. No book list here!

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  8. Mary Kay Andrews is a great southern writer and her newest book that just came out is called Beach Town. I usually read at night in bed for about a half an hour on my nook.

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  9. I just finished Girl on the Train and wasn't thrilled with it. I guess I just expected something wonderful because it's been on the best seller list for so long. I just discovered a new series by Kathi Daley called the "Zoe Donovan Mysteries." They're a nice cozy mystery. I'm also loving the "Lexy Baker Mysteries" by Leighanne Dobbs and the "Chubby Chicks Club Cozy Mysteries" by Lois Lavrisa. I also just got Nana Diana's book "They Mystery of Lucy" and it's really good too!

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  10. These are some great suggestions, Stacey! I'm headed to the library when I get back to town. My daughters and I love to read a lot during the summer. So, the library is one of our guilty pleasures of the season. Things slow down for us, once graduation season winds down; and then, we get into our reading and travel.

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  11. I love that you made a list. I have a Thomas Hardy book and a couple of other newer reads. xoxo Su

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  12. I need to make more time to read, Stacey! Thanks for sharing your list...I'll have to check them out!

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  13. Stacey...would you mind my asking who designed your blog background? I love it! Cost?

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  14. I'm really behind the times; I just started the 2nd Outlander book...I have the whole series to get me through the summer on my Kindle. :)

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  15. The summers end by mary alice monroe. Just got it! Beach town by mary kay andrews.

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  16. Stacey, I love to read. We have hundreds of books in our home.

    In my fantasy world, I would purchase a bookstore all to myself.

    Barb :-)

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  17. Hot Diggity Dog!
    A summer book list!
    Now I have a starting point.
    Thank you-


    I have been so sad Stacey- such tragic stories in our Texas weather news.
    I can't stop getting teary-eyed.

    We must pray,pray,pray.

    L-

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  18. Hi Stacey, great list of summer reads. I love to read too and just started, The Waiting, by Kathy LaGrow
    My hubby finished it already and loved it.
    Hope you are doing okay in your area with all the rain. We have more on the way tonight. Losing some of my roses to so much moisture. Roses don't like so much water, Hot and dry are the best!
    Have a great week.
    xo

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  19. Thanks for the book suggestions.
    I have read so many sad books lately that I look forward to some uplifting reads this summer.

    By the way - I loved The Honk and Holler Opening Soon [Billie Letts]

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  20. Have you read
    Crow Lake by Mary Lawson 2002
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford 2009
    One of my favorite books -The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 1997

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  21. I've just began The Girl on the Train, too early to voice an opinion. After that I've lined up a fantasy book, The Invisible Library. Don't know any of the other books on your list so thanks for that, I'll look them up.
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. I mentioned you on my blog this morning and gave a link to this post! Happy reading! Hugs, Diane

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  23. Thanks for the list. I am SO ready for a good summer read. It has been too long! I ordered a copy of Whistling Past the Graveyard in paperback. For some reason, reading a paperback instead of an electronic device is part of the escape for me :)

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  24. I love reading! I've heard that The Girl on the Train is very good! I'm currently reading Defending Jacob and it's a good book so far!

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  25. I just finished The Girl on the Train. It is a page turner for sure.
    I'm always looking for books. Thanks for the suggestions!

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