Summer Reads: Fiction Picks
I don't know why but I always seem to get more reading done during the summer...it could be something to do with the long, lazy days or spending more time outdoors...but I zipped through quite a few fantastic books. My summer reading criteria: fiction, fun, compelling, interesting and readable. So, here are a some titles I suggest for summer or ANY season reading:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: Gorgeous Italian settings, the tumultuous romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra, and a witty take on the movie industry. What's not to love? (Also available in e-book format).
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead: The old money, ivy league Van Meter family come together at their summer home on Waskeke Island for a wedding but are almost torn apart by lies, lust, and envy. Plenty of high family drama. (Also available as an e-book and e-audiobook ).
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones: This was on a reading list for fans of Downton Abbey, so I had to pick it up! Ghosts, manor houses, and long kept secrets abound. (Aslo available in e-book format.)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce: A letter from an old friend sets off an unlikely reaction from recent mild-mannered reitree Harold in this charming and feel good novel. (Also available in e-book format).
On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves: The ultimate beach read romance. Teacher Anna is stranded on a deserted island with her 16 year old pupil. Will they survive and learn to live together? From originally self-published author Graves, this novel made it to the New York Times Bestseller List and even snagged a movie deal!
So, what have you been reading this summer? Want even more great reading suggestions? Join us at our next Tea and Books session at Agincourt Branch on Tuesday August 28 from 2-3pm in the program Program room.