Seeing I started this blog only a few months after graduating university it seems crazy that it has been more than year since I have been enrolled in school. And thinking that it has been much longer than that since I had any sort of report card that had qualitative feedback. However I do remember some of the things written by my teachers in elementary school and one of the most common themes was that I was avid reader. While many things have changed since the age of eight I am glad that this was not one of them.
This Summer I spent far less time reading on my balcony than I have done in past years but between trips to Stockholm, the Canaries, and Amsterdam along as warm evenings and weekends I managed to finish 17 books in the past few months. This is nowhere near some of my friend’s pace who aim for 100 books a year but not too shabby of a number, I would say. since I am always looking for recommendations I thought I would share what I have read, in the order I read them:
- The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
- The Maid by Nita Prose
- Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
- The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Husbands by Chandler Baker
- The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman
- The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
- A Gambling Man by David Baldacci
- The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams
- Horse by Geraldine Brooks
- Dream Town by David Baldacci
- How to Stop Time: A Novel by Matt Haig
- The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Of these books, here are my top nine (in rainbow order, not preference) but if I had to recommend just one I would suggest you , read Midnight Library from my 2021 list and followed by How to Stop Time by Matt Haig.
I am sure I will do another update towards the end of the year but for now I will continue plowing through my list. Right now I am listening to The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine and next to my bed is a copy of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Any thoughts on these books of summer?