Ep. 20: All-Time Favorite Summer Reads (with Susie from Novel Visits)
In Episode 20, Susie from the blog Novel Visits joins me to countdown our all-time favorite summer reads!
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- What summer reading means to us.
- What we want to avoid in our summer reading.
- The one book you think would be on our lists, but isn’t.
- Sarah guesses the thinly veiled Hollywood celebrities from one of Susie’s picks.
- Our running theme of picking the one awesome book from authors whose other work we haven’t loved.
Our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Summer Reads
- A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [10:16]
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [18:53]
- Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [24:44]
- The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [31:06]
- This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [39:06]
- According to a Source by Abby Stern | Buy from Amazon [14:49]
- The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [22:06]
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker | Buy from Amazon [27:38]
- In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes | Buy from Amazon [34:55]
- City of Thieves by David Benioff | Buy from Amazon [42:04]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [7:03]
- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Buy from Amazon [8:38]
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Buy from Amazon [9:03]
- The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:09]
- Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:09]
- Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:09]
- The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams | Buy from Amazon [14:32]
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Buy from Amazon [21:16]
- The Night Before by Wendy Walker | Buy from Amazon [26:19]
- All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [26:58]
- The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [27:41]
- Catherine from Gilmore Guide to Books
- “La Cote Basque 1965” (Truman Capote’s short story)
- Dominick Dunne
I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, I began journaling about the books I read and turned that passion into writing about books. My first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but I soon realized I wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of my own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, I love being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.
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