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TELL ME WHAT TO READ: Summer 2016 Reading Picks

You guys don’t make it easy on me! There were SO MANY great suggestions this week, I could hardly stand it.

So here’s what I’ve picked for the next three months: a classic memoir I’ve been meaning to read for a decade, a new historical fiction novel, and a middle grade fantasy. I’d love it if you read along too!

Three great books to read this summer!
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh // The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway // Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

P.S. I’d already read a few of the books that were recommended and have reviewed several of them if you’re interested:

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  • Reply Brianna Soloski June 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Oh man! You are going to LOVE the Fifth Avenue Artists Society. I read it in approximately four days (and I'm a slow reader).

  • Reply Amy Johnson June 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Yay! I feel like I won the lottery or something! I'm so glad you chose Peter Nimble, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it!

  • Reply alisonwonderland June 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Gift from the Sea is one of my all-time favorites! You can't go wrong with that pick!

  • Reply Kayla June 27, 2016 at 2:37 am

    I hadn't seen your review of the Graveyard Book before, so I was glad to read it. I'm curious if you've ever read Gaiman's Newbery Acceptance speech for it? If the book made you weep all on it's own, I guarantee you'll be stifling some sobs reading the speech. It's beautiful, and it makes the book even more beautiful than it is on it's own.
    It's been a few years since I read Peter Nimble, but I enjoyed it well enough. Not an all-time favorite or anything but definitely a fun read, and it's got some good twists to it. 🙂

  • Reply That Girl June 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I read Gift from the Sea every year, and it's my favorite birthday gift to give to friends. I keep a stack in my closet. (When is your birthday?!)

    I'll add the other two to my list. By the by, have you read Wonder? I just finished it and it's swimming in my head. It's my new fave.

  • Reply Joy July 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I'm HONORED that you're going to read my story, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society! Can't wait to hear what you think! 🙂 And thank you for your kind words, Brianna!

  • Reply Ash July 19, 2016 at 4:20 am

    You picked my suggestion, "Gift From the Sea"! We just discussed it at book club on Thursday 🙂 I can't wait to hear what you have to say about it! (my previous comment was with an old profile)

  • Reply Ash July 19, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Apparently, i'm a little bit special. 🙂 Sorry for the multiple comment attempts and deletions! Eek.

  • Reply Kristin September 28, 2016 at 11:45 am

    The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert is amazing if you need another suggestion later in the year!!

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