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Summer reading -a good book

AS many of you know I am a HUGE reader, and love nothing more that a quiet afternoon and a good book. And if there’s a warm, light rain outside, it’s even better!

Coffee, a vintage cup and a good book. How I would love to spend every day!

But I have to tell you, I’m a little stuck on what to read next and would love your suggestions. I love a good story!I’ve recently read all of the newest best sellers i.e. Girl on a Train, Me before you,The Goldfinch…etc. So I would love to know what you are reading, or what have you read that you just loved? What have you read that you just lost yourself in?

A good book is perfect for summer reading!

Because that is the most important thing about reading…the place you get lost in…right? I love when I become so immersed in a book, I am sad to come back to reality. That’s how you really know you have a good book. Or when you feel like you can’t stop reading, and you have to keep racing through it so you don’t miss anything! those nights can be “find your own dinner” night at my house. 🙂

And I have to tell you a little secret… I have been working on a fiction book myself. I am about 10,000 words away from being finished! I’ve been working on it for just over a year now.

It’s kind of a secret thing I’ve always done, but I felt it was time to really give it some effort. I realize it could totally suck when I am done, but I figure at least I tried! But, by me telling you, and speaking it out loud, it now means I really have to finish it, and I’ve given it a name, so there’s no taking it back now.

I know many of you have asked when my next decorating book is coming out. That is something that was put on hold for a while, and things are moving along again.So hopefully in the next year or so!

So tell me your most favorite reads. I always think about starting  a book club here in this little corner of the web. What do you think? Would you want to be  a part of a book club?

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  1. you HAVE HAVE HAVE to read Galveston, by Suzanne Morris. I read this book every few years, and never tire of it. Historical fiction that takes place in Galveston, 1900 – and every good Texan knows that was the BIG one (hurricane). It is a story about 3 women….and its a slight…um…”heaving bosom book” (but only slightly). and it has a bit of mystery to it – just a perfect read. here is a bit about it. http://www.suzannepagemorris.com/galveston_29607.htm.

  2. I’ve read all three of the books you mentioned. Recently I read Water for Elephants and it was wonderful! I’m currently reading “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline. I’m only a third of the way through but highly recommend!!! No slow start to this one! The author pulled me in in the first 10 pages and I can’t wait to sit down and pick this up whenever I get a minute. Happy Reading.

  3. I absolutely devoured 11/22/63 by Stephen King. There’s none of the gore in the typical Stephen King book. The story is completely engaging, and mysterious, and suspenseful. I was sad when it ended. Happy Reading!

  4. I think my original comment didn’t post because I had included a link to the excerpt, but you HAVE to read the book Galveston, by Suzanne Morris. Historical fiction set in 1900 in Galveston (yes, the big hurricane year). It is the story of three women, and is a bit mysterious and only a slight heaving bosom book (a description taken to denote the front cover of most romance novels). I have read this every few years, and never tire of it…and takes a twist that is not expected. LOVE it.

  5. Just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and highly recommend it. It’s a story abut an older gentlemen who decides to take on a journey, by foot, to visit an old friend who is dying. It is full of stories of people he meets along the way and how they impact his journey.

  6. I loved “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats”. And just finished Bill Bryson’s book “The Road to Little Dribbling” which made me love England even more and want to pack my bags! Also just finished “A Man Called Ove” which had me laughing and crying. A really sweet book. Looking forward to hearing more about your book!

  7. Loved “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzie and “The Forgetting Time” by Sharon Guskin. The first is very smart, extremely quirky, and will make you laugh. The second is a page-turner that may challenge what you think. Book clubs are really wonderful, but only if the members are friends you like who also love to read.

  8. Oh sorry, I just have to suggest one more great domestic thriller, “The Good Goodbye” by Carla Buckley, who is actually coming to our book club to talk about it.

  9. So many good choices out there! Here are the books I would/have read again. The Language of Flowers-such an amazing book about a girl graduating out of the foster system. Where’d You Go Bernadette-smart, clever, laugh-out-loud-funny. A Man Called Ove-sweet story about being willing to take a risk and open your heart. Anything by Louise Penny. Her books take me to another place.

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