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Help Me Choose What To Read Next

Summer Reading 2018

Today we are changing it up and talking books instead of food.

It is no secret that I love to read. It is also no secret that my to read pile is huge. It is more like two to read shelves that have spilled over to a pile on the floor.

I am determined to tackle some of the books in my pile, but every time my pile gets smaller, I find more books that I want to read and the pile grows again. Any other readers have this problem?

Two years ago when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by my to read pile I narrowed it down to a stack of books and asked you to help me narrow it down even more by asking what I should move to the top of the stack.

I hate to admit it, but a few books in the last are still on my to read list. However, thanks to that post I found one of my favorite books of 2016, which was The Glass Castle. Many of you told me it was a must read and I moved it to the top of the list. I am so glad I did. It was a great book!

Summer Reading

Over the last few weeks I have felt a little bit overwhelmed by my to read pile. I want to choose a few books from it to read this summer, but can’t decide which ones to read first.

So, I decided that I would once again turn to you to ask for help. Many of my readers love reading as much as I do, so I am hoping that you can help me figure out what I should read this summer.

Have you read any of these books? Are any of them in your to read stack? Do you have a suggestion for what I should read next?

Summer Reading 2018

You might notice that although I have a few fiction books on the list, most of them are nonfiction. That is because I prefer nonfiction. I read fiction, but most of the time I read mainly nonfiction.

I can’t wait to hear what  you think I should read this summer! Please leave a comment letting me know!


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  1. My husband read Luther and loved it. But he loves anything about Martin Luther.

    • I am glad to know that he enjoyed it. I read a review about it online and it sounded really interesting, and I enjoy read Eric Metaxas, but I haven’t anyone to actually read the Martin Luther one. So thank you!

  2. I really enjoyed the Sound of Gravel. I find most polygamist/Mormon books interesting. I think you will like it since you really liked The Glass Castle.

    • Have you read Educated? I read that one a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It is a lot like The Glass Castle too. Several people have told me that The Sound of Gravel was good so I think I will move that one to the top of the pile to read this summer.

  3. Lonesome Dove is my absolute favorite book of all time (for reference, I’m a lifelong reader so that’s a pretty hefty statement). It is not my usual genre and probably the only Western I will ever read. I read it on recommendation from a book blogger. It is a very good story but more than that the language is just exquisite. It is really amazing.

    • Thanks! I think the size of it is what keeps me from actually picking it up and reading it. I have heard great things about it. My daughter, who loves westerns hasn’t read it yet either. I think both of us need to move it to the top of the to read pile for summer!

  4. I recommend The Killers of Flower Moon especially since you live in OK. I was dumbfounded by the way the Osage Indians were treated. It is well written and documented.

    • Thanks! My daughter read it and enjoyed it and several readers have said that I need to read it, so I think I will move that one to the top of my to read list.

  5. Susan McDonald says

    Killers of the Flower Moon. I agree with everything Donna said. I was astounded by what I was never aware of in our history.

    • My daughter read it and really enjoyed it too. I think that one is going to have to move to the top of my list. Thanks!

  6. I read Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival and loved it. It explains more about Civil War politics and President Lincoln’s cabinet while being a very interesting read. Jennifer Chiaverini is one of my favorite authors.

  7. The book that stands out to me on your list and that I also want to read, would be “Code Girls.”

    • I recently read Rocket Girls and really enjoyed it. Code Girls looks just as good. I am hoping to get it read soon! There are so many good books to choose from!

  8. Probably my favorite reads ever are – To Kill a Mockingbird, Lonesome Dove, Sacagawea by Anna Waldo , and Mountain Man (by Vardis Fisher).. I love historical fiction and although they are fiction, they are really all very good. I have read each of these several times and don’t usually read books twice. I’ll look for the books you suggested here. Summer is a such great time for good reading! Thanks!

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