Summer Reading 2015 — and How to Read ALL DAY

The days are longer, so there are more hours to read outdoors. We can read on the beach, in the garden, on a stoop or a bench in a park, on a blanket on the grass in the park. As long as we always carry a book, we will always have something to read —

My summer reading recommendations include:

Rachel Howell Hall’s latest and always fabulous Louise Norton thriller, Trail of Echoes — I love everything Hall writes.

Now and Again by Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat. A brilliant exploration of truth and our human impulse to do the right thing — but what is the right thing? Rogan has us thinking about and caring about (and we will never forget about) the characters in this wonderful book.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich, another beautiful book about loss, faith, and redemption;

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman by Mamen Sanchez, a joyful ride of a read while also being a masterful story about friendships, romance, commitment, and the importance of staying true to oneself and yet open to change and adventure;

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, a gorgeous, stirring novel that reads like a poem, telling the story of four girls in 1970s Brooklyn, and the tragedies and triumphs of adolescence, as seen through the lens of one of the girls, now a grown woman;

A Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North, a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel by an incredibly creative writer- on my own to-read list for the summer are two more of her books, Touch and The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August;

And of course I will be reading the latest from Elly Griffiths, The Woman in Blue; Sharon Bolton, Daisy in Chains, and Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning.