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Tell Me What to Read: Summer Reading Choices

June 6, 2013

I’m just going to call this my own personal summer book club.

You guys left such GOOD suggestions – I’m so appreciative! I had a great time yesterday afternoon reading through all the suggestions at once, picking a bunch that sounded good, reading reviews on Amazon, and seeing which ones my library had available.

So here are my picks for the summer. I’ll be reviewing each one here at the end of the appropriate month. I’d love it if you read along!

P.S. Moonwalking with Einstein suggested by Suzanne and Heidikins // Ruby Red suggested by Deanna H // The Secret Keeper suggested by Lady Susan, Susanne, and Katie (and my mom who has been encouraging me to try out Kate Morton for over a year)

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  • Reply Katie June 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I'm excited to see what you think of The Secret Keeper! I'm going to look into your other picks, they sound really interesting.

  • Reply RA June 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Yay, The Secret Keeper! It slipped my mind how much I enjoyed that when I left my suggestion.

    I listened to Moonwalking with Einstein on audio, and it didn't translate well for me. As far as esoteric skill competitions go, Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis was much more enjoyable, I thought. Interested to hear your thoughts!

  • Reply Lexilooo June 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I love Kate Morton's books, and The Secret Keeper was great. I just finished The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell and was fascinated by it.

  • Reply Jimi June 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I loved Moonwalking with Einstein. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. And I like Kate Morton's writing as well. Haven't heard of the YA series, will have to check it out.

  • Reply Sarah Spitz June 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Moonwalking with Einstein is such a great book! You'll love it!

    Greetings from Germany,

    Bambi and Birdy

  • Reply Priscilla June 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I just finished reading Moonwalking with Einstein. It is soooo good!!! I hope you enjoy it too!

  • Reply heidikins June 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    You picked me!! I shall go around all day with a happy glow and tell questioning coworkers it's because "Janssen picked me."

    (Now I *really* hope you like Einstein! Otherwise I'll have to spend a cloudy day telling coworkers it's because "Janssen didn't like Einstein." Sad face.)


  • Reply Susanne June 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    so glad you picked the secret keeper–will be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

  • Reply NGS June 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I just read Moonwalking with Einstein – it was surprisingly compelling reading!! I predict you will love it!!

  • Reply Suzanne June 7, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Yay! I really hope you like Moonwalking with Einstein (based on your non-fiction history, I think you will). Can't wait to hear what you think. I haven't heard of the other two, but I'm excited to check them both out.

  • Reply Jillian June 7, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Love the new design btw!

  • Reply Jessica Pieper June 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Yay! I just picked up Moonwalking with Einstein and Ruby Red from the library. So excited to get started!

  • Reply Karla June 8, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Enjoy the Secret keeper. I added her other books to my list right after reading this one. VERY good. I rank it high like Gillian Flynn's books. Not the same but equally as good.

  • Reply christine, just bella June 12, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Dude! I am so excited to find your blog, I'm a huge bookworm and will be checking out all of these suggestions. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply joolee June 12, 2013 at 5:17 am

    LOVED The Secret Keeper, and these other two look fabulous! Thanks for the summerreading suggestions, i'm totally a fan of your blog. 🙂 I'd recommend Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, and since I've been on a "decluttering" kick, some of my recent faves have been Zero Waste Home and Minimalist Parenting (along with The Happiness Project, which I think I first saw recommended by you!). I'm also about to read Dan Brown's newest and we'll see how that goes…

  • Reply Kim June 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I have read all of Kate Morton's books except this one. I hope to also get to it this summer. I also haven't heard of the time-travel YA series. But I have read a recent YA time-travel series by Lisa Mangum. The Hourglass Door. Really enjoyed it, still need to read the last book of the series, but the other 2 were enjoyable.

  • Reply Miss E. Laneous May 30, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I would pick all of those just because the covers woo me! I hope they are as good as they look!

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