June 16, 2012

Summer Reading

Not the required list for school, but books that are fun. I keep a running list of  all books read. Here's a list of some titles you might enjoy:

A Tangled Summer by Caroline Kington


Beyond Summer by Lisa Wingate - set in Blue Sky Hill

Driftwood Summer  by Patti Callahan Henry - three sisters and a secret

The Beach House by Georgia Bockoven- young widow's decision to sell her summer place affects a number of others

The Beach Hut by Veronica Henry - intertwining stories about a family's long association with a special summer place

The Fifth Summer by Titia Sutherland - a communal holiday in Italy that goes wrong

Just for the Summer by Judy Astley - families heading for Cornwell don't find their holidays  as relaxing or fulfilling as hoped

The Last Beach Bungalow by Jennie Nash-contest to buy the last beach hut

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher - 3 generations in the south of France one summer

Sea Music by Sara MacDonald - family ties and secrets from WWII - super book

The Summer House by Marcia Willett - multiple generations of family and secrets

Summer Light by Luanne Rice

Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D'Alessandro - family follows Jamie to the NC shore

Summer  Rental by Mary Kay Andrews - three old friends  meet up one summer

Summer  of Roses by Luanne Rice - intrigue and lost relationships

Summer in the South by Cathy Holton - young woman from the big city uncovers plenty of intrigue visiting an old southern home one summer

Summer Things by Josephy Connolly-just picked this up and haven't read it yet

Summer in Tuscany by Elizabeth Adler -  grandmother, daughter and granddaughter go to Italy after receiving a letter about a mysterious inheritance

The  Summer We Came to Life by Deborah Cloyed - friends meet in Honduras after one of their group has died

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax - three women find their savings gone with the single  asset left of a beach house they decide to restore to sell

That Summer in Sicily by Marlena de Blasi - a couple finds themselves in a strange and compelling setting one summer

Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine - take off of Sense and Sensibility in a Connecticut beach cottage

Maybe you can get some ideas to while away the hours in a hammock or a porch swing among these seasonal stories. 

Happy reading!



Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh, so many fun options. I've been wanting to waste away the hours with a good read and you've suggested some keepers. :)

Tricia said...

Wow! What a lovely, long list! I've read a few of these, but I'd love to have a stack of the others next to my favorite reading chair.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am writing down your list of summer books...what better way to while away the hours and escape...like a staycation!! Thanks!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thanks for the wonderful list of summer reads! I was looking for some suggestions :)

Have a wonderful day!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those look like good reads! I'm thinking of doing a summer of re-reading classics.