Friday, May 17, 2013

Connie's Summer Reading List 2013

The kids are out of school in less than two weeks and that means....Mommy gets a break!  I love summer.  We don't plan a ton of stuff, instead we take it easy and do fun things around the house and swim a lot.

My favorite thing to do in the summer is read.  The patio is my favorite spot, with an icy cold beverage and a book.  This year, I won't have quite as much time, because I'll be planning for the next school year and we're going on an 11 day vacation to California.

There are 11 weeks of summer vacation!  I'm picking 8 books to read....I'm confident that I can accomplish this, and it will encourage my kids to read too.

I created the Summer Reading Program at my kids' school this year so I'd really like them to make me look good and read as much as they can.

What are you reading this summer?

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson


The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog by Jen Lancaster

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld


  1. I was thinking about doing a linky for summer reading. You'll have to link-up this post if I do! Your list looks great. I've read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and A Room WIth A View.

    Sisterland looks interesting!!!


  2. Yep... I totally will snag up on some of your ideas :)

  3. Consider reading a debut novel by Marjan Kamali -- Together Tea -- that just came out to rave reviews. A warm and wonderful Mother-daughter story that speaks across all cultures. I love it.