Bookshelf for Summer 2011

Summer usually elicits feelings of hope, sociability, perhaps adventure or travel. It is also often the season of weddings and new beginnings.  My reading choices each summer often mark this season in my memory, whether it be “chick lit” for a day on the beach or a critically acclaimed novel to linger through over weeks.  Here is what’s on my shelf for summer 2011 (I have not read most of them yet — if you have please leave comments).

  1. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (my review coming soon)
  2. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  3. Please Look After Mom By Kyung-sook Shin
  4. A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam (in anticipation of The Good Muslim)
  5. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown (recommended in reviews for a day at the beach)
  6. I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson (film adaptation releasing soon)
  7. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (a classic recently recommended by my best friend — beautiful movie to accompany)

And for those looking to be inclusive of some educational/noteworthy non-fiction books this summer, here’s a fantastic list published by the Guardian UK last month: 100 greatest non-fiction books.

A wish for a memorable summer ahead.


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