summer reading: suggestions?

Beautiful weather, and enough academic articles in the last eighth months to make me crave fiction has me itching to start a Summer-must-read list.

What do you suggest? Serious or silly, comedic, practical or historical, all suggestions are appreciated ♥


Brittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you enjoy it! I'm a member of an online book club (The Slow Readers Book Club) and our current book is Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. I haven't started it yet but it looks great!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Alice I Have Been, awesome :) I'll make sure to check it out (and the book club for further ideas); thanks for the suggestion!

Athena. said...

Ah, anything by J.D. Salinger.. The Great Gatsby, Everything is Illuminated, Veronika Decides to Die, The Book Thief.. They're all great reads, from the top of my head!
I'm currently reading The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath; it's amazing amazing amazing, although I think it's better suited for the cooler seasons (it's autumn here).

Juultje said...


nice to see you on my blog:-)

Books, good one, posted an item on Books as wel. I am now reading books written by Stieg Larsson. A serie of 3, thrillers.

The early books of Jane Green are brilliant, such as Jemina J or the early books of Marian Keyes, Watermelon, Sushi for beginners.

Not into the newest books yet, unfortunately. Starting to do now, but if you have received some great to hear them.

Enjoy the weekend, supposingly here in Haarlem will be a warm one, but with the Dutch weather you never know.

 Kim said...

Hello thanks for dropping by my blog.
The only books i can really highly recommend have been mentioned by anthena above. The book thief and the bell jar (however it might make you feel a bit blue during the summer months), it's definitely worth a read. I'm trying to work my way through the classics currently. But if you can advise any good reads, i'd be happy to hear them.

Actually i just thought of a girly book that might be a summer read, my best friend's girl. i read it years ago, but i remember it be good.

Also if you're a bookworm this is the most incredible website :

i'm probably going to do a blog post on it soon.

All the best. x

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Michelle Elisabeth said...

You ladies are wonderful! Thank you for the suggestions, I'll make sure to mark them down. Yesterday I went by the library and combed the fiction shelves, grabbing what caught my eye. I'll be sure to mention any worthwhile reads!

Anonymous said...

i would suggest an education by lynn barber, empire falls by richard russo, behind the scenes at the museum by kate atkinson, and some billy collins poetry for good measure.


xo Alison

Laura said...

I love this photo!

For a real engrossing story, I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I'm on the sequel now, and it's great having a series with interesting characters to follow.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is also great -- one of my favorites.

Katinka. said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment! I think drawing is for me what photographing is for you :D I really like your blog:)

I would suggest Nicolas Sparks, his stories are beautiful and romantic! (You might know him, the movie The Notebook is based on his novel)

andie said...

I love your blog, your photography is amazing! I can't wait to read books of my choice, only one more exam for me thankfully!
Last summer I read "Tears in the Desert" by Halima Bashir. It's an incredible memoir about Darfur, but at times, difficult to read. I highly recommend it though!
Happy Readings!

Sarah said...

I'm going to read The Tale of Genji which is considered the worlds first true novel (and it was written by a woman) It's over a 1,000 pages long so It's going to be an entire-summer kind of project. Joy!

Aliiiiiive said...

I just started reading Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman and it's great.

jules said...

i really loved "Looking for Alaska" by John Green.

Circus Charlie said...

what a beautiful picture. fills me with pangs for vintage bookshops and late-night reading in cambridge college libraries.

well, i have been rather lazy of late, but i would have to recommend 'the various flavours of coffee' by anthony capella. such a deliciously hilarious read. you will be uncontrollably amused.

Michelle Elisabeth said...

This is so perfect, such a broad reaching selection! I find after a heavier read, I need something a little more frivolous and vice versa. This summer is going to be off to a very literary start, thank you all :)

connally said...

for intriguing reads, try The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and anything by Scott Westerfield. for a classic or romance, can't beat Jane Austen. Persuasion is one of my favorites by her!

PS thanks for all the lovely comments! and congrats on winning the "little known lovelies" - hope it inspires more people to stumble upon your beautiful blog. ♥

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