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Hofstra26
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Summer Reads

Since the Storyboard is so dead I figured I'd post here.

Anyone have any great book recs? I want to load up my Kindle so I have plenty to read this summer while I'm sitting by the pool. Thanks so much!!! Chat Icon

Posted 6/28/21 11:00 AM
 
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Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Here are just some of my reads that were really good:
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The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

The Marriage Lie by Kimerly Belle

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Snowbound by Blake Crouch

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Bread Alone, The Baker's Apprentice and Baker's Blues by Judi Hendricks

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel


As for classics I still love to go back and read The Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye.

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Posted 6/28/21 11:10 AM
 

noni882
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Summer Reads

I have recently read a few great ones.
Other people's houses Abbi Waxman
The tatooist of Auschwitz- Heather Morris
American Marriage- Tayari Jones
The Mother in law Sally Hepworth
I love anything by Adriana Trigiani, Sophie Hannah and Lisa Jewel

Posted 6/28/21 2:22 PM
 

CookiePuss
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Re: Summer Reads

Recent books I enjoyed:
The Book of Lost Friends
The Book of Lost Names
The Exiles
The Nature of Fragile Things
The Vanishing Half
The Baker's Secret

Posted 6/28/21 2:39 PM
 

hmm
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Hofstra26

Here are just some of my reads that were really good:
_______________________________________

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

The Marriage Lie by Kimerly Belle

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Snowbound by Blake Crouch

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Bread Alone, The Baker's Apprentice and Baker's Blues by Judi Hendricks

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel


As for classics I still love to go back and read The Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye.

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I saw The Lovely Bones movie and struggles to get through it, let me how the book is

Posted 6/28/21 7:26 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by hmm

Posted by Hofstra26

Here are just some of my reads that were really good:
_______________________________________

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

The Marriage Lie by Kimerly Belle

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Snowbound by Blake Crouch

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Bread Alone, The Baker's Apprentice and Baker's Blues by Judi Hendricks

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel


As for classics I still love to go back and read The Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye.

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I saw The Lovely Bones movie and struggles to get through it, let me how the book is



I've read all of the above already. Chat Icon I thought the book was excellent, the movie didn't do it justice at all. Definitely worth a read, I think you'll enjoy it more.

Posted 6/28/21 8:08 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Just finished, "The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave last night. Good, fast placed read. I enjoyed it. Chat Icon

Posted 6/29/21 7:13 AM
 

nel
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Re: Summer Reads

I think you'd love Red, White. and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston.

Posted 6/29/21 9:22 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Thanks for the recs! Chat Icon Going to add them to my Goodreads list.

Posted 6/29/21 9:45 AM
 

JME78
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Hofstra26

Just finished, "The Last Thing He Told Me" by Laura Dave last night. Good, fast placed read. I enjoyed it. Chat Icon



I enjoyed this too.

I just read Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid and really liked it.
I also highly recommend two of her previous books - Daisy Jones & the Six & The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Message edited 6/29/2021 10:22:43 AM.

Posted 6/29/21 10:22 AM
 

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Re: Summer Reads

This is what I have read since January, some are for my pretentious book club, others are just normal reading:

Crying in H Mart
Big Summer
The Hate U Give
My Sister, the Serial Killer
American Dirt
Cobble Hill
Magic Lessons
Night (w my son for ELA)
Normal People

I LOVED American Dirt and My Sister, the Serial Killer. Crying in H Mart is good, but rough. And I enjoyed The Hate U Give, Big Summer (easy read) and Magic Lessons.

Normal People was meh

And Night is just a beautiful book

I am currently reading Concrete Rose which is the prequel to The Hate U Give

Posted 6/29/21 10:39 AM
 

Anotherplease
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Summer Reads

The quiet room
Baby teeth
Random family
Etched in sand
The great alone
The kite runner
In an instant
Warning not uplifting reads at all range from really messed up to just depressing

Posted 6/29/21 11:38 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Anotherplease

The quiet room
Baby teeth
Random family
Etched in sand
The great alone
The kite runner
In an instant
Warning not uplifting reads at all range from really messed up to just depressing



I'm a little more than halfway through The Great Alone but I keep putting it down because I'm finding it a little slow and meandering. Does it pick up pace at the back end? Worth finishing?

Posted 6/29/21 11:50 AM
 

chilltocam
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Summer Reads

I recently read the Elin Hilderbrand “Paradise” trilogy. It’s total “fluff” reading but was entertaining enough to hold my interest

Message edited 6/29/2021 1:03:34 PM.

Posted 6/29/21 1:03 PM
 

Jacksmommy
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Re: Summer Reads

I am reading people we meet on vacation right now. I like light reads!

Posted 6/29/21 1:33 PM
 

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Re: Summer Reads

I read Then She Was Gone. That was a good quick read.

I also read A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. It was good. A little wordy and long but okay.

I read the House on Olive Street. I didn't finish it because I found it boring.

I like good quick trashy romance and suspense type of books. What would you suggest based on that?

Message edited 6/29/2021 5:01:49 PM.

Posted 6/29/21 5:01 PM
 

MrsT809
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Hofstra26

Posted by Anotherplease

The quiet room
Baby teeth
Random family
Etched in sand
The great alone
The kite runner
In an instant
Warning not uplifting reads at all range from really messed up to just depressing



I'm a little more than halfway through The Great Alone but I keep putting it down because I'm finding it a little slow and meandering. Does it pick up pace at the back end? Worth finishing?



That's how I felt about The Nightingale by the same author but I was so glad I stuck it out. The Great Alone is one of my top 5 books ever. I loved it!

Posted 6/29/21 6:41 PM
 

MrsT809
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Summer Reads

Some that I've enjoyed in the last few months

Then She was Gone
Homegoing
American Dirt
It Ends with US
Nothing to See Here
This is How it Always Is
The Vanishing Half
The Hate You Give
Run by Ann Patchett

I also just finished Out of My Mind with my 9yo which we both really enjoyed. She kept reading ahead after she went to bed and I'd have to catch up the next day so I didn't miss any of it!

Posted 6/29/21 6:46 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by MrsT809

Posted by Hofstra26

Posted by Anotherplease

The quiet room
Baby teeth
Random family
Etched in sand
The great alone
The kite runner
In an instant
Warning not uplifting reads at all range from really messed up to just depressing



I'm a little more than halfway through The Great Alone but I keep putting it down because I'm finding it a little slow and meandering. Does it pick up pace at the back end? Worth finishing?



That's how I felt about The Nightingale by the same author but I was so glad I stuck it out. The Great Alone is one of my top 5 books ever. I loved it!



I'm halfway through The Nightingale too. Chat Icon I guess her books were just a slow burn. I'm going to have to revisit both and finish them. Chat Icon

Posted 6/29/21 7:12 PM
 

BaysideForever
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Hofstra26

The book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Road by Cormac McCarthy




I absolutely love those 4 books you read. Such great reads.

I think you'd also like these 12! I really hope you read them, I don't think you'd be disappointed:

-The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

-The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

-Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

-Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

-Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

-Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

-The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

-The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

-The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

-The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

-The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

-The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Posted 6/30/21 9:59 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by BaysideForever

Posted by Hofstra26

The book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Road by Cormac McCarthy




I absolutely love those 4 books you read. Such great reads.

I think you'd also like these 12! I really hope you read them, I don't think you'd be disappointed:

-The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

-The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

-Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

-Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

-Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

-Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

-The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

-The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

-The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

-The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

-The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

-The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams



I love those 4 books too, they are all excellent. Some of my favorites.

Thanks for the list!! I'm going to add them all to my Good Reads list, I'm looking forward to checking them out. Chat Icon

Posted 6/30/21 10:08 AM
 

charon54
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Re: Summer Reads

People We Met on Vacation by Emily Henry is a good beach/pool read.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is another one I'm looking forward to this summer.

Posted 6/30/21 2:21 PM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Thank you everyone for all of the great recs!! Chat Icon

Posted 6/30/21 6:05 PM
 

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Re: Summer Reads

Ones I've read this year that I've enjoyed, I asterisked my faves:

We Are Water**** - it's Wally Lamb, everything he writes is gold

Goodnight Beautiful - psych thriller

The Thursday Murder Club*** - super fun mystery novel

Fall of Giants - WWI historical fiction, LOVE Ken Follett

The Wife Upstairs

Mexican Gothic - horror

We Begin At The End***

The Night Circus*** - fantasy - would make a BEAUTIFUL movie

The Testaments - sequel to Handmaid's Tale - MUCH better than Handmaid's Tale, I didn't like Handmaid's Tale at all (I haven't watched the show)

The Searcher

The Woman in the Window - loved it. I heard the movie was garbage.

Posted 7/1/21 8:59 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: Summer Reads

Posted by Jenn627

Ones I've read this year that I've enjoyed, I asterisked my faves:

We Are Water**** - it's Wally Lamb, everything he writes is gold

Goodnight Beautiful - psych thriller

The Thursday Murder Club*** - super fun mystery novel

Fall of Giants - WWI historical fiction, LOVE Ken Follett

The Wife Upstairs

Mexican Gothic - horror

We Begin At The End***

The Night Circus*** - fantasy - would make a BEAUTIFUL movie

The Testaments - sequel to Handmaid's Tale - MUCH better than Handmaid's Tale, I didn't like Handmaid's Tale at all (I haven't watched the show)

The Searcher

The Woman in the Window - loved it. I heard the movie was garbage.



Awesome! Thanks so much. Chat Icon

Posted 7/1/21 9:28 AM
 
 

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