Book Chat

“I don't know whether I could do either one, reading or writing, without the other.” 
                            -- Eudora WeltyOne Writer's Beginnings

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to talk about books, love to read books and love to hear other people talk about books they are enjoying. When my sister and I were in the third grade, our teacher called our mom to complain that she couldn't find a book to read aloud that we didn't know how it ended. It was a problem!

2016 Summer Reading List is here.

2015 Summer Reading List is here.

2011 Summer Reading List is here.

Here are some recommendations from various places on the blog: 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria by Julia Reed


Bossy Pants by Tina Fey (non-fiction, funny)


Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown 


George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (non-fiction, history)


Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult


Losing Battles by Eudora Welty (my all-time favorite Welty book is Delta Wedding)


Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain 


The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour - and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Shelia Weller

No Place for You, My Love by Eudora Welty 


One Summer by David Baldacci


Snobs by Julian Fellows (fiction, Downton Abbey creator!!!)

Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (historical fiction, Downton Abbey-ish)

The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett (love all of his books!)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by  (historical fiction, WWII)


The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    (And here's my post about watching the movie's filming in Jackson!)
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons (historical fiction, Downton Abbey-ish)



The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (all of her books are great!)


The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (historical fiction, WWII)


Suite Frances by Irene Nemirovsky and Sandra Smith (historical fiction, WWII)


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (non-fiction, WWII)



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