Summer Reading List

Welcome to my new book review blog!  I am very excited to share with you my picks for Summer reading.  I have included books from many different genres and I think everyone can find something that appeals to them!  Each title includes a link to my full review of the book on Goodreads.

1. Literary Fiction:

All the Light We Cannot See by A. Doerr    

Two unlikely worlds collide in this novel set during WWII.                                                          

All the light we cannot see  


Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof

One of the best books I have read this year.  A great beach read!

Small Blessings


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

If you love books and are a book person this one is for you!

The storied life of a.j. fikry


2. Young Adult:

Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

A novel about coming of age in 1960’s New Orleans



3. Mystery:

I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy

Three wives and one dead husband appear in this intriguing mystery

I love you more


4. Historical Fiction:

The Queen’s Exiles by Barbara Kyle

The writing and the plot set during Elizabethan England in this book are simply amazing.

The Queen's Exiles


Neverhome by Laird Hunt

A story of the civil war through the eyes of a female soldier.



5. Classics:

Stoner by John Edward Williams

The all time best-selling book of the New York Review of Books.  Everyone needs to read this book!



North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

If you are a fan of Austen then you should also read Gaskell.

North and South


6. Short Stories:

The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

Translated from the original Italian, three very different and interesting stories.

The Professor and the Siren


7. Biography/Memoir:

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue by Meryl Gordon

An incredible story about a reclusive millionaire.

Phantom of Fifth Avenue

More Complete review coming soon on Fresh Fiction:


8. Travel/Adventure:

Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford walks the entire length of the Amazon, and survives!

Walking the Amazon


9. Romance:

Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway

A romantic tale that proves you can find love even after tragedy.

Pride prejudice and cheese grits


10. Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice Fan Fiction:

Longbourn by Jo Baker

This book gives us a peak into what goes on below stairs among the servants.


And there you have my summer reading list!  If you would like to suggest anything please feel free to comment.  Also head on over and look at my Goodreads shelves for more great reads.  Thanks for visiting!






Filed under Classics, Historical Fiction, Literature/Fiction, Short Stories, Summer Reading

6 responses to “Summer Reading List

  1. Pingback: Book Giveaway | The Book Binder's Daughter

  2. First of all, thank you for the giveaway! You have a great list of summer reads here. A summer read that I’d really like to get to this season is Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. I’ve heard so many good things about it and the cover is absolutely gorgeous!


  3. All the Light We Cannot See is high on my list, so is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Happy reading!


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