Summer Reading Goals

If you’re like me, reading is one your passions. Summer time gives us so much daylight which often inspires me to read even more than in the winter months. Books are one of my escapes, and this summer I’ve decided to set a goal for myself. Last year I read 25 books. My goal for 2016 is 27 books. Over the course of the summer I hope to read 8 books…that’s 2 each month.

Reading List

1) The Illegal – Lawrence Hill

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Status: Completed

2) The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson

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3) The Collapse of Parenting – Leonard Sax

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4) Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter

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5) Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty

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6) Room – Emma Donoghue

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7) What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty

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8) The High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel

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Have you read any of these books? Which books are you currently reading or hoping to read in the coming months? Any suggestions for me? Happy reading! πŸ“šπŸ“š

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28 Replies to “Summer Reading Goals”

  1. Love to read and I really enjoy books by Liane. So I am adding Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty to my list. Right now I am reading If Today be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar. Just finished The Day the World Came to Town 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland. By Jim Defede. It is a interesting view of 9/11. The worst day in the USA and the Amazing people of Gander.

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    1. Yes, her new book comes out at the end of July…exciting! All her books are fantastic so I’m sure it’ll be just as good. How do you like Umrigars books? I’ve heard of them but haven’t ever given one a try. The 9/11 book you just finished sounds fascinating, I’m going to need to look into getting it. Thanks for the comment!

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      1. I enjoyed Umrigars book The Story Hour. It was ever interesting and I thought well written. About a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who tries to kill herself. She doesn’t need a shrink she needs a friend. An unconventional friendship developed.

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  2. I’ve only read one book by Moriarty but I really liked her! πŸ™‚
    Room by Donoghue is one of my favorites, it has so different POV. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Life of Pi is just wonderful but I didn’t quite like Martel’s Beatrice and Virgil. Let me know what you think of The High Mountains of Portugal πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, let me know what you think when you do! Liane Moriarty’s new book and Room are high on my list of books I’m looking forward to reading. I’ve been on the library waiting list for it for upwards of 6 months:)

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  3. I have a copy of The Room lying on my shelf – but I watched the movie, so wondering if I should read it now or later. And I have just read one by Liane Moriarty – The Husband’s Secret, and want to read more. Which one of hers is the best? What would you recommend?

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    1. My favorite book of hers is Big Little Lies, you should certainly give it a try! Her others are good, but this one was by far my favorite. Let me know what you think! You should read Room and see how it compares to the movie πŸ™‚

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  4. I haven’t even heard of any of those! I’m currently listening to Friends or Foes and reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I haven’t read fiction in ages and the last time I tried to I accidentally picked a memoir (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Kingsolver – a fantastic read.)

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    1. Hmmm I enjoy non-fiction as well. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People certainly sounds interesting- and useful! And ooh I have heard of Animal, Etc by Kingsolver. I think eating only locally grown food would sure be amazing but tricky in some parts of the world…dedication for sure! Thanks for the comment! Happy reading.

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  5. I loved Room (the movie was very well done, too). I love anything by Geraldine Brooks. One of the best books I’ve read is The Wild Trees by R Preston. Fascinating.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Nina

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  6. I’ve heard of ‘Room’, but haven’t read it. Not familiar with the others. I don’t really keep a list, I just sort of go book by book. Though I do intend to read The Free State of Jones this summer. It’s about a rural county in Mississippi that opposed the Confederacy during the Civil War. I just read Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh, who is a new author for me. I thought it was an excellent novel. Also read The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, which I would recommend if you haven’t already read it.

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