There’s something about June. After Memorial Day you can’t help thinking about long days at the beach or sitting by a pool. And what is the most necessary of summer accessories besides a Martini? Without question, it's a good book.
Here's a few book suggestions for summer reads from some trustworthy bloggers. And be sure to check out their blogs..but only after you read mine!
THE LAVENDAR GARDEN BY LUCINDA RILEY
There is much to love about this book, with its focus on the French Resistance and the tough women of the SEO; the depth of its characters and its Gothic elements; its old château and its library. Do you like historical novels set in France during World War II? This book is a must.
Emma Cazabonne, Words and Peace
INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE BY MAGGIE O'FARRELL
After Gretta Riordan realizes that her husband of forty years has disappeared, wiping out their bank account in the process, her three grown children return home for the first time in years. This reunion awakens a history of bitterness and betrayal, revealing a family rich with issues. In examining the situations that forced this family apart, O’Farrell portrays an insightful examination of the bonds of family, flaws and all.
Jenn Lawrence, Jenn's Bookshelves
ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE BY DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
Levinson's writing is a dream—lush, cunning, and full of finely crafted characters and carefully placed plot twists that go off like bombs. Whom to root for, who you think is crazy, and what really happened are elusive ideas that shift by the moment in this gripping thriller focused on the literary life.
Nicole Bonía, Linus’s Blanket