Book clubs are great ideas if you are a reader. They force you to read books that you would not ordinarily read. But I do look forward to the few months of the year that I can squeeze in what I want to read. (My book club meets August through May.) It is always a toss up because there are too many good books out there. Here is the short list of what is on my nightstand for this summer including a few books I just finished. These are good reads, I believe, for the beach, sitting on a front porch or taking on an airplane.
The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller- just finished this one. It was published back in 2008 and it is an interesting read. It is not a political read at all. It focuses on a senator’s wife and her life as defined by her. It presented many questions to me about what I would be willing to do and take if I was in her shoes. Good read.
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain– I finished this one quickly. What a great book and simply fascinating! I always like stories where I can learn something. Loved it!
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova- The author is a neuroscientist who also wrote Still Alice. This story is about an educated woman who has an accident that causes a brain injury, called Left Neglect, which is an actual diagnosis. She must relearn how to navigate her new life. The brain is so fascinating! Easy quick read.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson– I’m in the middle of this one. It is a story of a girl who dies and is reborn over and over making changes in her life as she goes.
What are you reading this summer? Share your good picks!