The Summer Reading List

“The Summer Reading List”

It is time to start thinking of the summer reading list. I usually read voraciously in the summer, so I need a good number of books sitting by, waiting to be opened. Usually my summer reading consists of a number of “beach reads” since I want to stop and jump in the water every once in a while. I also use this time to read ahead a few months on my book clubs list of reads.

I have listed last years Brilliant Women’s Book Club reads for your summer reading pleasure. It contains a variety of different types of books, so I am sure you will find one on this list that you will like.

Over the next few weeks, I will give you a few of my favorite books from this list. I really was going to give you my all time three favorite books, but I just don’t think I can do that because I like too many. I also know that there is more out there that will become one of my favorites for a while.

Here is the list.


Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Life on the Line by Grant Achatz

To be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

Passing by Nella Larsen

Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

Timekeeper by Mitch Albom

Also, if you’d like to catch up to this year, you can add the following:

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigaiani

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Girls of Tender Age by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

What will you be reading this summer?

Best Reading,


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