Summer Reading

Happy June! I know it’s not really officially summer until later this month, but the beginning of June always marks the beginning of summer to me.

I have a stockpile of books on hand for this summer. Currently waiting for me are:

— the second and third books in C.S. Harris’s Sebastian St. Cyr series, When Gods Die and Why Mermaids Sing (subsequent books to be acquired as the summer goes on– after all, I need to be able to bribe myself with something);

— Susanna Kearsley’s The Firebird;

— Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings;

— Juliana Gray’s How to Tame Your Duke;

— and Laura Moriarity’s The Chaperone, among others.

What do you have queued up for summer?


  1. Lynne on June 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Lauren – I’m half through “Mermaids” – it’s “on the edge of your seat” suspense!! Enjoy!

  2. Michelle Springer on June 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’m finally gonna read Wolf Hall and then Bring Up The Bodies!

  3. Michelle Springer on June 2, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I’m finally gonna sit down with Wolf Hall and continue to Bring Up The Bodies.

  4. Lauren R. on June 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Summer is big book season for me. On the queue are “A Breath of Snow and Ashes,” 6th in the Outlander series, and “A Storm of Swords,” 3rd in the Song of Ice and Fire Series. There is also an as yet unnamed big book (over 800 pages) by an author I’ve never read before. I’m such a sucker for really fat books!

  5. jeffrey on June 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Here are few that I have lined up on my poor burdened-down Kindle:
    1) The Silverton Scandal, by Amanda Grange
    2) A Midsummer’s Magic, by Mary Chase Comstock
    3) Miss Bennet and Mr. Bingley, by Fenella J. Miller
    4) Sons and Daughters – Darcy and Fitzwilliam, (book two) by Karen V. Wayslowski
    5) Captured, by Victoria Lynne

  6. Lauren R. on June 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Is the Sebastian St Cyr series worth getting into? It’s been on my books-that-look interesting-but-I-haven’t-found-yet shelf for ages. None of my local libraries carry it so I’m thinking of branching out to the San Diego Circuit to see if they have it!

    • Lynne on June 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

      YES! It’s an “unputdownable” series. I just began “What Remains of Heaven” – the 5th in the series and I just can’t get enough. I think it’s because the author never reveals all there is to know about the characters so you’ll come back for more. Go for it, Lauren!

      • Lauren R. on June 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        Well then I shall definitely redouble my efforts to obtain it! I do love unputdownable books/series! And this one has appealed to me since first I heard of it!

  7. Betty S. on June 3, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Next on my list is the third in a trilogy that I just found out came out earlier this year – The Warsaw Conspiracy. It took a while for this one to be written so I am rereading the first two – Push Not the River and Against a Crimson Sky. It was billed as a panoramic Polish Gone With the Wind and the first two did not disappoint. Then I will go on to A Spear of Summer Grass. And not long after that it will be time for the next “Pink” – hooray!

  8. Ashley on June 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I have so many that I am excited to read!

    A Spear of Summer Grass
    A Hundred Summers
    Why Mermaids Sing
    The Other Typist

    There’s also a books coming out in Australia on June 26th called “The Pagoda Tree” by Claire Scobie. I can’t find anything about a US release day, but I would love to read it!

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