Summer Reading

Ah … sweet summer.  Time to relax at the beach or in the yard with a good book.  Do you have a plan for your summer reading?   

I like to challenge myself each summer with a reading goal (and a treat at the end!) 

Last year, I re-read many of my childhood favorites like Alice In Wonderland, Misty of Chincoteague, Little Women and Heidi.  I still loved reading those books and it is interesting to read them from an adult perspective. 

Here are some ideas for summer book goals. 

  • Read only classics – 1984, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, Moby Dick or Pride and Prejudice. 
  • Read only Non-fiction – learn a new craft, get better with your finances, or grow that garden this year.
  • Read only Biographies – First Ladies, Actors, Comedians or Heroes. 
  • Read an author that you are not familiar with every month. 
  • Reread a series that you enjoyed – Earth’s Children by Jean Auel, The Virgin River Series by Robyn Carr, The Women’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson, or the Joanna Brady Series by J.A. Jance.  

Hint:  A great way to see the titles and order of all the books in a series is to go to and enter the name of the author.  All books by that author will show up grouped by series and date published. 

Enjoy your summer reading!!!