Summer Reading List

The time for summer reading is fast approaching!  I plan to park myself in a bookstore as soon as the school year lets out and I am student free.  I don’t know what is on my summer reading list for this year, but I have a few good books to share with you to put on yours if you haven’t already read them.

  1. The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
    • Sort of like Outlander but with well researched historical and Italian flare.  And MUCH shorter.  If you’re worried about that kind of thing.  Also couldn’t help but create my own artwork for this book since I was in Italy not too long ago myself.Scribe-of-Siena-Book-Cover
  2. The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier
    • Dive into a world of archaeology, ancient sisterhoods, and secrets.  If you didn’t get enough of the Amazons in Wonder Woman, then you will most certainly enjoy this book.
  3. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    • Heading back to Italy with this book.  It’s an amazing story of Italian immigrants and how they made their way in an early America.  Oh, and it’s a love story.
  4. Tote-Bag-Summer-Reading-PNGBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
    • If you know me, I’ve probably recommended this book to you about a hundred times.  I can’t get enough of it.  Non-fiction and fabulous, Gilbert describes how to live a creative life without beating yourself up repeatedly or being afraid to share what you are doing with the world.
  5. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
    • A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life – If you are wanting a series to read and you enjoy a good tale of witches and vampires without all the teen-angst, then you will love this series.  Harkness is a college professor of history, and her intelligence shows in her writing.  These books are an answer to her own personal question of “If vampires and witches were real, what would they do for a living?”  Enter Diana Bishop, historian of alchemy and witch.  Harkness takes you on a page-turning journey of magic and history all rolled into one.

What’s on your summer reading list?  I’d love to know!


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