Day: August 28, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: the final installment

Since my regular beach weekends are over for the year, let’s wrap up the summer reading list!


When we last left off, I had started my tenth book, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  Well, I abandoned this one.  I tried for weeks to get into it, which is odd for my pace of reading.  Instead, I switched to

10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

YOU GUYS THIS WAS GREAT.  It was such an interesting read, with twists I couldn’t have expected.  I really admire Gillian Flynn’s ability to create such a complex storyline.  I’m not going to say too much about the plot, because you should read this book.  It’s not too girly or too gruesome, but I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who watched Law & Order.  Also, there’s a movie coming out soon, so get reading!  This is going to be an interesting thing to see translated to film!


So here’s the full Summer Reading List for 2014:

  • Weird Sisters
  •  Lolita
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran*
  • A Discovery of Witches
  • The School of Essential Ingredients
  • Ready Player One*
  • Swamplandia!
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • The House at the End of Hope Street
  • Gone Girl*


Starred are my top 3 books of the summer.  I highly recommend you go read them now!

Last weekend I started After Dark by Haruki Murakami, one of my absolute favorite authors.  This is so far a quick read, and I’m hoping to continue my devouring of books right through the rest of the seasons!

What are the best books you’ve read this summer?

What should I read next?