summer reading



Do you have a summer reading list? I always stock up on a ton, I just love reading in the summer and am probably subconsciously trying to make up for the lack of reading during the rest of the year. Camping is my favorite time to read - many of my memories by the water or campfire involve being lost in a great book (coupled with saying, "just a minute..." a lot). Here are the next few books I want to dive into...

1. Book of Unforgettable Journeys (Conde Nast Traveler). We gave this as a present and now I want to read it too (and that cover, it's beautiful).
2. Kitchen Confidential by the amazing, crazy Anthony Bourdain.
3. The Help. Before the movie comes out!
4. French Women for All Seasons. Almost finished enjoying this and cannot recommend Mireille Guiliano's books enough (just be sure to read the first one first).

(PS. speaking of books, I've picked the winner of Decorate - thank you all for your feedback!)

16 comments:

amanda jane said...

oh! I'm always in need of a good new book. Thanks for the suggestions!

Krystle Rose said...

The Help is a great read.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Funny, I just did a post all about my summer reading list! Find it here: http://pughs-news.blogspot.com/2011/07/reading-list.html

I love The Help so, so much. I think I might need to re-read it this summer... and then go see the movie!

I'd really like to try the French Women books, too. Thanks for reminding me!

Joy said...

Uh! I've been wanting to read the help!! I want to read it before I watch the movie

readysetparty said...

Kitchen Confidential is a great read. Anthony is hilarious. It does have a lot of profanity in it, though. Now, I curse like a sailor, but always feel the need to warn others about it in a book. He also reads the audio book version, which is terrific, so long as there are not little ears around!

Gina_AcuteDesigns said...

The Help was just so heartbreaking and wonderful - you will love it.

I have been reading a lot this summer and love it. I also listen to a book a week on CD while I work - if you haven't tried it, you must! Some of them are so well done.

Christina said...

I need to read The Help! Summer is absolutely the best season for reading.

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

The Help was such a good book - I literally couldn't put it down! :) And I LOVE all of Marielle Guiliano's books - I've read all of them just because I love the way she writes (and of course, her whole philosophy of life! :).

You're so right - summrtime does seem like the perfect time for reading! I'm not sure why, but I haven't gotten a lot of reading in so far...I'll definitely make up for the second half of summer ;)

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

I just finished The Help and could not put it down! Its such a great book - I had no idea they were making a movie off of it! I totally just watched both of the trailers :)!

caroline said...

The Help was honestly one of the best books i have ever read. i'm nervous to see the movie fearing they will ruin the story line. it's a must read.

this free bird said...

Okay I need to get The Help ASAP! Summer reading has commenced and I am loving it.

xo,
C

Mo Pie, Please said...

I LOVED The Help! Enjoy yourself in these books!

rooth said...

Tony Bourdain - good for any audience. My dad particularly likes his no-nonsense writing style

Natasha said...

French women don't get fat has been on my list forever! Like you I make up for my reading in the summers and from what everyone is saying here, i've got to go get The Help pronto!
Have a great weekend! xox

Bethany said...

I love Anthony Bourdain! And The Help is on my to-read list before the movie, too.

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Summer reading is the best! I'm reading the Help and need to get to the rest of these!

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