Ep. 36 - Summer Reading - What's on your List?
Hey everybody! Summer is just around the corner! In today’s episode, we decided to talk about “summer reading,” because who doesn’t love a good book recommendation?? We both share about books we’ve recently read, or especially like, and even books and authors that have been recommended to us. We talk about a LOT, so here is our big ol’ list of books we mentioned! You can click on the list at the bottom of the show notes to pick up some of these books!
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo series
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (Movie coming out in October!)
Madeleine L'Engle books: A Wrinkle in Time, A Circle of Quiet, The Crosswicks Journals
E.B. White books: The Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, One Man's Meat, A Boy, A Mouse and a Spider
Other authors to read (these are Jennifer's Nathan's recommendations: Dan Brown (Origin, Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code), Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Agent Pendergast series), James Rawlins, John Grisham, Stephen E. Ambrose, Jeffery Deaver, CS Lewis, & the Apostle Paul (haha)
Escape by Carolyn Jessop
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
Yes Please! by Amy Pohler
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Not Recommended, haha!)
Ruth Reichl books: Garlic and Sapphires, Delicious!
Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart (a previous guest of ours, Katie Finklea, had recommended this book!)
Jennifer asked her reader-friend Ashley for recommendations (she has almost 500 books logged in her Goodreads account!) and here are some:
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Gone, Girl by Gillian Flynn
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
What Alice Forgot by Liane Morarty
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Brethren by John Grisham
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Some of Ashley's go-to authors: Liane Morarty, Jodi Piccoult, Kate Morton (The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours), Tana French, Michelle Moran, Lisa See
And some of her favorite classics are: Persuasion by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott -- PBS has their new version of Little Women airing NOW! (But read the book FIRST!)
Donald Miller books: Blue Like Jazz, Search for God Knows What, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Scary Close
Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado - we've both been hearing about this book from people!
Early on in the episode, Courtney read this article about 20 Tweets Roasting La Croix to Jennifer, though she will still remain loyal to her Peach/Pear La Croix. :)
From our "I'm Totally Into..." segment:
Jennifer is totally into her new Libbey Beer Can Glasses - how sleek and fun are these?
Courtney is totally into Gold Peak Slightly Sweet Tea, especially if it's available with free refills at the zoo! :)
Happy reading!! Let us know in the comments below what you plan on reading this summer! And if you need a little help getting motivated, check out this article: Jon Acuff's How to Read 100 Books in a Year. Have a GREAT week, mamas!