Summer slipped by so fast that my head is spinning. And frankly, I’m not sure where the time went. All I know is that I’m looking at adorable back-to-school photos online, trying to wrap my head around the fact that fall is just weeks away. The days are going too fast. You too?
The good news?
I no longer have to think about bathing suit season. Oh wait.. I live in southern California. Never mind.
However, I did manage to squeeze in some reading time. Here’s what’s on my summer reading list. I read some of them as slowly as humanly possible to savor every clever, delicious, humorous word coupling in the chance some of their brilliant word juju would seep into my brain. But given the fact I can barely remember what I had for lunch, this might be reaching too far.
I’m also including a few books which are patiently waiting on my nightstand to be read. (The pile seems to grow daily.) Of course, I’m including But Did You Die?, the hilarious parenting anthology I’m so thrilled to have contributed an essay. (If you constantly question your parenting skills, this one’s for you!)
My Summer Reading List:
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
But Did You Die?: Setting The Parenting Bar Low by A Bunch Of Know It Alls
Catastrophic Happiness by Catherine Newman
Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big by Annabel Monaghan
Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Did you read any amazing books this summer? You know, the kind you can hardly put down and want to stay up all night to finish? I hope you’ll share your favorite summer reads in the comments below.
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Helene Cohen Bludman says
You did some good reading, Linda! I’ve read a few of those but I’m adding the others to my TBR list.
Marci Rich says
I’ll have to get that parenting book for my daughter-in-law! Haven’t read any of these, I’m sorry to say, but a few have been on my list…what did you think of HBO’s rendition of “Big Little Lies”?
Evelyn Krieger says
Haven’t read any on your list; I went more for the memoirs this summer. I also liked Unschoolers by Sophia Sayigh and Milva McDonald (fiction). My favorite was a mystery/memoir, The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevitch–not exactly a beach read but quite compelling and different than anything I’ve read before.