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
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!
12 thoughts on “The MMD Summer Reading Guide”
Hey, our lists overlap a bit!!! Hooray for summer reads!
What? We have a book or two in common?? What’s on your list from the SRL??
Here’s my list!
I See You
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
The Almost Sisters
Every Wild Heart
When Dimple Met Rishi
The Café by the Sea
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!
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!
I am listening to This Is How It Always Is right now. I’ll be ready to discuss that one for sure!
I haven’t read any of these but I have read many Elin Hilderbrand books. I really enjoy them, beach or not!
These are all new titles so I’m not surprised that you haven’t read them yet. I’ve not read any Elin Hilderbrand. Glad to get a recommendation!
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!
Summer reading is the best!! Let me know if you read any of these and how you like it! I got my first audio book already. It’s one of the honorable mentions. The library’s doesn’t have all of these. I think they may be too new.
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!
MMD has a podcast called What Should I Read Next that is really fun! I get so many book ideas from there!
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