ENJOYABLE SUMMER READS: As Named by Win-A-Novel Contestants


It’s always interesting to see what our reading friends have been enjoying lately. So… in alphabetical order, I list the books mentioned as bringing pleasure over the past summer to those who entered the contest to win a novel. Perhaps you and I will want to read some of these.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg, family history, memoir

Beautiful Day: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

Delicious: A Novel By Ruth Reichl

Gap Creek: A Novel by Robert Morgan

The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille

The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West by Lesley Poling Kempe, history

In the Country: Stories by Mia Avalar

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

The Reluctant Matador: a Hugo Marston Novel by Mark Pryor

Tender At the Bone by Ruth Reichl, memoir

Two Towers: Being the Second Part of the Lord Of the Rings by J.R. R. Tolkien

Aren’t you amazed at the variety of reads: recent, and not-so-recent, memoir, fantasy, mystery, short stories, best-sellers and history. Thanks to all of you who entered and shared the books you have been reading.

I think I’ll go for a mystery next. What about you?

3 thoughts on “ENJOYABLE SUMMER READS: As Named by Win-A-Novel Contestants

  1. Karen Kozian

    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Norah Webster by Colm Toibin were two books I would recommend. The first is the story of the rowing crew who represented the U.S. In the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This is a book I didn’t expect to enjoy, but was so wrong. It captivated me from the first to last page. The second book told the story of a widow finding a new life after losing the husband she had loved. It was a unique and encouraging tale.

    1. Bonne Hall

      Variety is the spice of life….continues to intrigue me. Karen, I totally agree with you about The Boys in the Boat. I did not want it to end:)


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