June 4, 2012

My Summer Reading List

Ahh . . . summer.

One of my highlights of summer is spending lazy days reading good books and my stash of magazines.

I just finished The Writing Circle by Corinne DemasIt was pretty good. I recommend it.

As for my summer reads, I hope to read the following books by Labor Day.I actually just finished Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand. I just couldn't put it down. Kept me captivated until the ending which I found disappointing.

Next up is P is for Peril by Sue Grafton. I read one of her mysteries every summer. Her books are like an old friend I look forward to connecting with every summer.

Have you read any of these books?

What's on your summer book list?

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Chinese Proverb

9 comments:

Leslie said...

II read one of Elin's books last summer. Looks like a great bunch of books. Happy reading.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I think I'm going to be adding The Writing Circle. The title sounds good and I'm off to Amazon to read a synopsis. I just finished Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George. A nice thick book that I thought would last me awhile, but I finished it already. My mom just gave me a list of authors she recommends that I will check out at the library. Otherwise, no real reading list plans.

Kris said...

Carmie,

I have read "I'm In the Merde for Love" and really thought it was funny! I did a book review on this book and listed it below for you

I have 4 books on my couch now all written by an author named Adriana Trigiani. I've read one of her books and liked it so I thought I would try some others that she wrote.

Stephen Clarke is a British Journalist who has written comedy sketches for the BBC and is also the author of “A Year In the Merde”, “Merde Happens”, “Talk to the Snail” and his new book “1000 Years Of Annoying The French” which is not yet available in the USA at this time.
“In The Merde For Love” is the sequel to “A Year In The Merde. It is the continuation of an Englishman, Paul West’s adventures and struggles to figure out all the complexities that surround life while living in France, starting up a Tea Room, still searching for the perfect mademoiselle and finding that one true l’amour eternal.

The first several chapters of the book take you on an two week trip with current girlfriend, Florence, the accident in his girlfriends father’s car on a roundabout, dealing with the gendarmes, and his first meeting with Florence’s mum which turns out to be a disaster. The following chapters deal with the opening of his Tea Room near the Champs-Elysees the dealings with the architecture, builders, and the cast of characters he employs.

Throughout this entire adventure he never loses contact with Alexa, a woman who he previously was in a relationship with, cheated on, regretted and his desire to get her back.

This book is hilarious with all sorts of frustrations on how very difficult it can be to work and live among the French. It is not without some very “off colored” remarks and if you are a person who is easily offended then this book may not be for you. I find Stephen Clarke to be a superb and clever writer with a wonderful sense of humor that truly captures the spirit of living and working in France.

Let me know what you think of the book! :)

Anonymous said...

I just read The Forgotten Garden & loved it! I also liked The Last Town on Earth alot

Kathy said...

I started reading The Cake Boss in January and still haven't finished it yet. Hopefully, I will make time soon and finish it. Your summer reading list sound's good.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I hardly read novels..., maybe I'm missing out.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I have 2 books on my dresser but yet to finish them. Hard to find time but one is on Mrs Asher Regrets (title) and the other one is about the real Downton Abbey. Need to get reading some of them really soon!!

Calypso In The Country said...

I read Ten Beach Road last year. It was a nice, entertaining beach read. I need to get my list going for this summer!
-Shelley

Andy said...

LOVE me some Kinsey!

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