Summer Reading List

It’s that time of the year. Dusting off the front cover of books we’ve intended to read for a while or picking up something new for the big car ride is a great tradition around our house. Betony Coons made a list of some of her favorite summer reads for our June Almanac. Here’s to getting lost in the pages. Leave some of your favorite summer reads in the comments below.

Some of my Favorite all-time “Summery” reads – Betony

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Giver by Louis Lowry

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The House of the Scorpian by Nancy Farmer

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

 A Natural History of the Senses  by Diane Ackerman

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Gift from the Sea  by Anne Morrow Linbergh

New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver

2 replies
  1. Clifton Smeltzer
    Clifton Smeltzer says:

    Wonderful list!

    “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow

    I was interested to learn about a person I figured I had little in common with. I was wrong. I connected with Washington on many levels, even though his ideas about the slave trade were very unsettling for me.

    “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick (if your at the beach)

    I didn’t know much about Moby Dick or the actual events which inspired the story before reading this book. The story is quite horrifying and engrossing all at the same time. Quite the adventure!

  2. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    “The Giver” is even better when you tie it in by reading the other books in the series (there are 4 altogether).
    If summer heat has you sweating, “The Snow Child” (by Eowyn Ivey) is a beautiful, wintry tale… one of my recent favorites.


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