Summer Reading Continues

Now that I am all caught up on the available past seasons of Dexter I am flying through my summer reading list, even with the new additions.  I haven’t gone through this many books in a long while.  I love when I stumble upon great reading, planning out my list certainly helped.

The Yellow House
By Patricia Falvey

Completed! A story of a courageous woman during the The Troubles of Ireland interwoven with the troubles of her life. An impressive first novel. I highly recommend this well written engaging historical fiction book.

The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

Almost Done!  I got several offers of copies and did get my hands on one.

The Nine Rooms of Happiness
Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over  Life’s Little Imperfections
By Lucy Danziger and Catherine Birndorf

Listening!  OK, I am kind of cheating on this one.  I had a credit at for a free book.  I thought this a good choice for listening instead of reading.


I will likely need to add a few more to my list to make it through the summer, including a week at the beach.  Any recommendations?


  1. Jody says:

    The Help has been on order from my local library for a month…LONG list of people. I appreciate Historical Fiction so I will try the Yellow House but I am STILL trying to read "My Life Would be Perfect if I loved Here". The librarians laughed when I asked for it. Again – on "backorder" at the library. For Historical Fiction and New York City lovers I recommend "Forecer" – author escapes me but well known.

  2. Jacky Hackett says:

    Forever by Pete Hamill? Looks good, add it to my list. I HAVE to get to the library and renew my card so I stop buying books.

  3. Jerilyn says:

    Omg – I read 'The Help' in one day, I could not put it down! It was so good!! Then I picked up 'Olive Kittredge' which won the Pulitzer Prize last year, and it seemed so bland compared to 'The Help'. `I think we are going to do a 'Books' episode on The Because Show because there are so many good books to be read/talked about/shared!! I just ordered Donna Tartt's The Secret History because it sounds really really good – and have decided not to continue Bret Easton Ellis 'Imperial Bedrooms', can't get into it….

  4. Jacky Hackett says:

    Finished up 'The Help' yesterday. Very good! Besides my audio book I think I am out of books for now. Look forward to the episode to get some ideas and checking out the ones mentioned in your comment.

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