Top Ten Tuesdays: Summer Books!
I love to read. I have always loved to read. As a child, I loved it when the teachers would pass out the Scholastic book orders each month and I would spend days stewing over the choices and circling and dog earring those flyers. Anyone remember those things? And I still love to read. I went years where the deepest thing I could get into was a People magazine, but now that the kids are a little older, I am doing better. I also have been more excited about it ever since I got a kindle earlier this year.
With my Summer Vacation just a week away, I had to make a list of all of the books that I think I need to read on my trip or at some point this summer. These are recommendations from myself, friends and family. PLEASE share your recommendations for your favorite Summer reading. Trashy can be good too….
Game of Thrones (ALL FIVE) by George R. R. Martin
I’m sorry- I have to say that these books are to die for. If you love the show, then your mind will be BLOWN by these books. I read them last year, and I am seriously considering reading them all over again.
THEY ARE SO GOOD.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
I still haven’t read it, and I am still dying to. I think this one is for my first flight. After watching movies like “Marley and Me” and “Saving Mr Banks”, why stop my ugly plane crying streak now?
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
I bought this book years ago, and I am still meaning to read it! Pete and I are obsessed with him. He is so entertaining, even if a little mean spirited! Can’t wait for this one.
Sharp Objects, a novel by Gillian Flynn
So Gone Girl was really pretty good. Like so weird, but good. I want to have another go around with her crazy psychological thriller style of writing. Anyone read this? Or any of her others?
Garlic and Sapphires By: Ruth Reichl
The 3rd book in her auto-biographical series about being a top food critic in New York. I have heard that these books are VERY entertaining.
The Vacationers By Emma Straub
My sister recommends this one. This is about a huge crazy family on a vacation together. I can relate.
The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory
I’m obsessed with period stories like this one. I know this is an old story, but I can’t wait to read this…
The Paris Wife By Paula McLain
Another old story: This book is set in the 1920’s and tells the story of Earnest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley. The story chronicles their courtship, marriage and eventual move to Paris where they socialize with many of the most infamous writers, artists and partiers of the twentieth century.
The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck
This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I have read it a bunch of times, but the last had to have been over 10 years ago. It’s time to revisit.
Yes, Chef: A Memoir By Marcus Samuelsson
I really love Biographies, and I would love to read Chef Samuelssons. He was an orphan from Ethiopia, and was adopted by a Swedish family, he then becomes a chef and opens restaurant in Harlem becoming a famous chef and an inspiration in the process.