September 10, 2010

Good reads

I will be the first to admit I have been addicted to reading this summer. In the worst way. I have been devouring books in only a few days each and staying up late to finish them. Kind of reminds me of when I was little and would stay awake way past my bedtime reading with the light of my flashlight. I guess somethings never change.

My blog friend Kendall recently shared a few of her favorite summer reads and I thought I would do the same. I always love to get reading recommendations.

Oh my. I still have the dialect in this book running through my head. I LOVED reading this. It makes you think about how things were in the South in the 60s and it is just such a great story. "You is kind, you is important, you is smart." I could just cry thinking about one of my favorite lines of the book.

Next up, I've been on a major Kristin Hannah kick. She's definitely become a new favorite. I've read a ton of hers this summer, but these two are hands down my favorites. I laughed and cried with both. Do you ever have that where you finish the book and it feels like the characters where somehow a part of your life? Like you can't get them out of your head? I felt that way with "True Colors" and would love a sequel!

Another book I just couldn't put down. This is a fictional view of Frank Lloyd Wright's love affair and it is such a great story. A lot of the actual events in the story are real. Thanks to my sister I have always been somewhat interested in Frank Lloyd Wright's (well, OK, maybe not always. I was a little young to be super pumped about seeing Falling Water!) and this book makes me want to visit Oak Park again and go to Wisconsin to see his home there.

And this, something I have been reading on the side for over a year! I finally finished it this Summer. What an incredible American. It is a collection of his letters and journal entries, all the way from when he was in World War II until he was out of office in the late 90s. I'm kind of a Bush Family buff, I know this isn't for everyone, but I really enjoyed it.

One last good read, the newest from Jodi Piccoult. I got into her books quite sometime ago. I think maybe by randomly stumbling upon them at the library. Her latest is really good. Not my all time favorite from her, but definitely a good beach read.

Well, that pretty much sums up my Summer! Nothing I like more than reading a good book on the beach or curling up on a sun porch (preferably sister's) and getting lost in a book. If you are looking for more books to check out, head over to Sogni e Sorrisi. Connie always does book reviews and has a lot of great suggestions! And coincidentally she has a book giveaway going on right now!


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! I haven't read these books, they look great. Will have to check them out.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. To say you have been reading a lot this summer is an understatement! I finished the Jodi book last night and I'm going to start The Help next. LOL on Falling Water...You were pretty young when I dragged you & Mom there!

  3. I've heard great things about The Help. Glad you liked it too!

  4. i saw the loving frank book at themuseum today. i sort of got the impression he was kind of a prick (cheapskate, philanderer, etc) however, that will not keep me from checking out the book - it sounds good! have you been to his house in oak park?

  5. loving frank is a great read, we visited his home in spring green, wis. after i finished the book and stayed at


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