Thursday, August 09, 2018

Summertime...and the Reading is Easy!

My latest book column has been published on Shelf Awareness, and it is all about summer reading! No, not about reading Big Books (though that is my favorite part of summer), but in this column, I recommend four wonderful books - two novels, one graphic novel, and one nonfiction - that are all about summer, with luscious summer settings - perfect for this time of year! You can read the full article here.

Here are links to my book reviews for all four books described in the column, plus a bonus - two more novels with summer-themes that I enjoyed:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
What books have you enjoyed that are about summer or have a summer theme?


  1. I remember really enjoying Prodigal Summer and Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorites as well.

    1. Me, too, Helen - I love Kingsolver!

  2. Great idea. I might have to do a similar post. I haven't read Revolution by Wiles, but I did love the Kingsolver book, of course.

    1. Revolution is a middle-grade novel (and a Big Book!) and a super-powerful & moving story about the civil rights protests in the summer of '69 in Alabama (I think? maybe MS?). You'd like it, Anne!