Newsweek’s 10 Must-Read Summer Books

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I was just flipping through June 6 issue of Newsweek and came across their 10 suggestions for summer reading.  I tried to post the link, but no go…so here’s the list:

Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden – This one’s been in my metaphorical shopping cart since I first heard about it a few weeks ago – can’t wait to read it!

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal – The story of the guy who pretended to be someone named Clark Rockefeller. Remember him?

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – Patchett’s novel received a mixed review in today’s New York Times, but sounds like one to add to the list.

Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver – James Bond lives on!

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson – Story of William Dodd, America’s Ambassador to Germany during Hitler’s early years in power. After hearing Larson’s riveting interview with Terry Gross, my husband bought this one.

Bloodmoney by David Ignatius – CIA thriller set in Pakistan. May be good, but not my idea of summer reading. A few action-loving friends, however, will put this on hold at the library as soon as it’s available!

Cocktail Hours Under the Trees of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller – A new memoir by the author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.

Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell – It sounds like a lot happens in this novel, including a rape, a murder and a missing mother.

Tigerlily’s Orchids by Ruth Rendell – Rendell has written, according to Newsweek, over 60 novels. I’ve missed them all.

The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller – The President the title refers to is William McKinley


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