Friday, July 17, 2009

My Summer Reading List

I love to read, and try to read as much as I can during the summer. My taste in books is extremely varied. I will read almost anything, other than horror. (just can't get into that). This summer I have read some really good books, some just ok books, and as I posted earlier some books I really didn't care for. One of my favorites has been Summer on Blossom Street byDebbie Macomber. It is number five in the Blossom Street Series. I really enjoy this series, I like the characters and want to know what they are doing with their lives. Children, or lack of children played a part in this title, (I'm not going to spoil anything for those of you that haven't read it yet) Alix and her husband want to start a family, Lydia and her husband want to adopt, and Phoebe's adopted daughter starts asking questions about her real father. As with life there are problems along the way, but things generally work out in the end.

The Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs is another one that I really enjoy. The latest title in this series is Oolong Dead, which I just finished. They are very light reads, great for the summer. The main character Theodosia, the owner of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, SC, has a tendency to stumble across bodies, this time at a charity horse race. This time the body is of Abby, the sister of Theo's ex-boyfriend Jory. Theo always manages to solve the murder while serving up tea and scones at her tea shop. There are usually several recipes included in the book. Laura Childs also writes a scrapbooking series that is very good.

I do read books that aren't part of a series. I enjoy Clive Cussler's books, and read Arctic Drift a few weeks ago. This was your typical Cussler adventure novel. This time the Pitt family, Dirk and his twin children were trying to solve a crime/mystery involving global warming and what happened to one of the first expeditions that tried to find a Norhtwest passage.

Other books I have read this summer include: Being Elizabeth by Barbara Taylor Bradford. I usually enjoy her books but this one didn't do it for me. I did finish it, but not her best in my opinion. I also have discovered two new authors, or new to me: Susan Elizabeth Peters, and Suzanne Brockman. I just read What I Did for Love, by Susan Elizabeth Peters.This would be a great beach read. It was hilarious! Hope to find some of her other books at the library. The last time I went by my school one of the secretaries gave me Bodyguard by Suzanne Brockman. It was very good also.


SpinningStar said...

I agree that the Macomber books are good summer reads. And, I'll read most mysteries.

Have you read anything by Susan Wittig Albert? She has several series that are fun - one in Texas that is related to herbs and one based in Edwardian England.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Susan said...

You have read quite a few books this summer. I'm a slow reader, but my daughter can just fly through a book and remember everything that she read!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I haven't met a Judi Rothermel fabric I didn't like yet. LOL
I haven't read a Macomber book yet but I am on the last book in the "Twilight" series. It is ok, just had to see what all the fuss was about. :D