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Summer Reading! What I'm planning on reading this summer and an updated 2016 reading list

From My Writing Desk, Living Well, ReadingAngelina OberdanComment

There is not much I love more than the opportunity to read a lot in the summer. 

So, in advent of a few more months to plow through some tomes, I wanted to take stock in what I've read this year and what I want to read this summer! 

To see what I've already read this year, you can click this link: 

I'm currently reading: 

  • Sandra Beasley's Count the Waves (Norton 2015) because she is wonderful, and I went to her reading a few weeks ago at the McColl Center. 
  • Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel (Simon and Schuster Audio, 2014) - I started this one for my book club, but I wasn't really looking forward to it.  It turns out that I love it. (I also have the Kindle version downloaded because there are some parts that I've heard in my car but had to reread.)
  • Rainbow Rowell's Attachments (Plume, 2001) because it made me laugh out loud (IRL LOL) in the first two pages. 
  • Fredrik Backman' s Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel (Simon and Schuster Audio, 2016) - I haven't actually started this one, but I keep telling everyone how excited I am to read it, so I figured it deserved a place here.  

And here's what I want to read: (Completely composed irresponsibly with no reason, sense, or spell check) 

  • Man Named Ove
  • Lisa Scottoline's new book
  • The Lonely by Hurley
  • Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  • All the Devil All the Time (Because I really want to read Pollock's forthcoming book, but it's not actually out yet. Potentially I will just wait and read The Heavenly Table.) 
  • The Good Luck of Right Now
  • Truly Madly Guilty (Technically this one doesn't come out until July 26, but I love a good Liane Moriarty book so much.) 
  • The Nest
  • The Nightingale
  • My Name is Lucy Barton
  • Elizabeth Gilbert's new book

That's 15 books. Oi! This might be a little more than a "summer" reading list. 

So what are you reading? Any recommendations?