I'm an avid book reader. But for the past few months I've been in a rut. So what did I do about it? I asked my amazing Instagram community, friends and family. Y'all always have the best recommendations and, holy smokes, did y'all deliver! With so many great suggestions, I did my best to narrow it down to this selection.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The storyline is about women whose husbands are off at war waging a subversive war of their own at home against the German soldiers billeted with them. This book has been recommended to me more times than I can count. So it is definitely going to the top of the list. However, I am nervous that it is will turn out to be over-hyped. But I'm gonna give it a go and hope that it is the great novel everyone says it is.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is another one that I have super high expectations for. It has been on my TBR list for a while and I have not yet seen the Hulu series because the good rule follower in me really wants to read the book first. So this summer, I am making it happen.
Still Life by Louise Penny
I was first introduced to Louise through the podcast, What Should I Read Next. I have been craving a new book series to really get into and I hope this one about a quaint, small Quebec town, its inhabitants and the protagonist detective will fit the bill.
The Trespasser by Tana French
I LOVE Tana French. This woman knows how to tell a great story with well-developed characters, suspense and a way of making the rich Ireland scenery surrounding them come to life. So far, I have read In The Woods and The Likeness. Both are fantastic page-turners! One of my favorite authors for sure. So it seems only natural to pick up her next book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, The Trespasser. Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner get a new case that looks like it’s going to be a standard domestic situation, until they start noticing a few discrepancies, leading to suspicions of some colleagues. Against the backdrop of the boys’ club atmosphere of the murder room, where Conway is constantly being harassed as the only female on the squad, this investigation gets pretty high stakes and suspenseful.
This list is everything I’m reading this summer. Leave a comment and let me know what’s on your list.