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A Summer Reading List

Carrie Lynn6 Comments
So, if you missed me last week, it was because Scott and Georgia and I were pretty much raging around Washington DC. Storming through museums, visiting family, and basking in humidity. Also included was eating too many otter pops out on the deck to a soundtrack of frogs. I am still uploading pictures and slowly piecing together our trip for a blog post. It's proving difficult because the whole thing was such a whirlwind!


While I was there, however, my cousin asked me for book recommendations and I happily made her a list. After a while, I made her a separate list just for summer. I like my summer books like I like my summer food: light, easy, and satisfying (even if only for a moment). 

So, while you are all anxiously awaiting my DC details (right? ha ha!), I give you a narrowed down version of:



if you are looking for magic and innocence

for an easy read page turner and if you love dogs

for a sassy memoir and a way to make 30 Rock even more funny

because cheesy romance novels are best digested by the pool

 for a non-fiction about all the weird things that could happen to your body after you donate it to science. Also, surprisingly hilarious

for long, lazy days in a hammock 

for a young adult futuristic distopia where everyone gets plastic surgery at 16 to become "pretty." The sixth graders I subbed for swore by this series.

for a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up on a rezervation that is both moving and funny

because John Steinbeck is the most amazing American author, and this is a non-fiction account of his road trip across America with his poodle. You will laugh and cry.

 in case you've been watching too many summer reality shows and need a REAL reality check

good anytime, but especially good for summer time traveling since it is a collection of delightful short stories that you can pick up and down.


I own most of these, so if you need to borrow any of them, feel free to let me know.
Happy summer reading!