The MMD Summer Reading Guide

The Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide is here! I first learned of Modern Mrs. Darcy a few years back through her summer reading guide which I stumbled upon somewhere. Maybe Pinterest? Anyways, I found lots of great new books through her guide. Her latest one just came out and I’m already adding books to my TBR list. She has six categories. Not all of them appeal to me but I think I’ll *try* at least one per category.

Here’s what I’m drawn to from this year’s list: (The following are affiliate links.)

Twisty Novels Category >> He Said She Said by Erin Kelly


I’m not usually a fan of psychological thrillers but there’s something about this one that has me intrigued. I hope I like the characters. I find that I usually don’t in this genre.

History + >> The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett


This one looks really promising: travel, books, romance, mystery? What’s not to like?

Thought Provoking Stories >> At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenrider


This is perhaps at the top of my list. I “know” Tsh from the blogosphere and she managed to do something I would have loved to have done: travel to different places around the world with her whole family (including 3 kids under 10) for 9 months.

Intense Novels >> The Confusion of Languages by  Siobahn Fallon


I almost didn’t find something in this category but this one may work. I like that it’s about military families (I came from a military family) living in Jordan (I’ve visited the Middle East) and I love languages and understand how confusing they can be with colloquial expressions and direct interpretations.

Families Are Complicated >> The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand


I’ve not read any Elin Hilderbrand before but since she is known as the “queen of the summer novel” I thought I’d give her a try with this book. Since it’s about identical twins and I’m married to one and have identical twin nieces, I feel drawn to it. Plus it’s about Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, two places I’d like to visit.

Beachy Reads >> Windfall by Jennifer E Smith

Honorable Mentions:

Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Want to check out the Summer Reading Guide for yourself? What will you pick from her list? Check it out HERE!

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I’m a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I’m always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I’m fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

12 thoughts on “The MMD Summer Reading Guide

      1. Here’s my list!
        I See You
        The Dry
        The Perfect Stranger
        I Found You
        He Said/She Said
        The Lost Book of the Grail
        A Bridge Across the Ocean (I loved her previous one! Met her at ReadSavannah!)
        The Alice Network
        This Is How It Always Is
        Hum If You Don’t Know the Words
        Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage
        Beartown
        The Almost Sisters
        The Identicals
        Every Wild Heart
        Windfall
        When Dimple Met Rishi
        The Café by the Sea

        1. Dang girl!! That’s almost ALL of them!! And we have all but two of mine in common! How can you not be interested in The Confusion of Languages?! (Military story!) or At Home in the World (Travel including England!) We can have a texting book club! I’m about to start This Is How It Always Is!

          1. LOL! Right?!? I don’t like reading books about military families/situations. Those can hit too close to home for me. At Home sounds brutal, and I don’t tend to like memoirs. Yes, let’s do discuss our “in common” books together!

  1. I haven’t read any of these but I have read many Elin Hilderbrand books. I really enjoy them, beach or not!

  2. Thanks for the list. I’m hoping to increase my reading this summer. I never do enough even though when I finally do, I remember how much I love it!

  3. Thanks for the suggestions and for the link to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s site-just started reading again after joining The Blended Blog book club. I have read so many good books and have a HUGE stack of them for summer! Now I will need to add a few more to my pile!

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