Summer Reading

There’s a great irony about writers and reading. The more you write, the less time you have to read. I used to devour a book a day, now I’m lucky if I can get to a book a week, but I keep trying. I keep stocking up on books and adding to my to-read list. I took great joy in going through my to-read mountain and pulling out some books I want to read before the end of the summer. Here they are.

COME AWAY WITH ME by Karma Brown: Okay, so I have to read this because she’s a fellow Deb – but I’d be buying it anyway. I lent my ARC to my mom and she’s been bugging me to read it ever since she finished. It sounds heartbreaking and uplifting with travel and tears. I cannot wait!!!

DOG CRAZY by Meg Donohue: I adore Meg Donohue’s writing. It’s charming, funny, and just the right amount of bittersweet. Add in dogs and an unexpected mystery and this is a no brainer choice.

A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR by Sonali Dev: I adore Bollywood movies (though I don’t watch nearly enough of them). Sonali Dev’s book mixes traditional Indian and American cultures and you know things will get complicated.

BEAUTIFUL BASTARD by Christina Lauren: I’ve been waiting to dive into these books for ages. Steamy romance is a perfect fit for a steamy summer night.

THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by Greer Macallister: One of the blurbs compared this book to THE NIGHT CIRCUS and I had to read it (see, blurbs work sometimes). I love that the main character is a female illusionist. Add in the magic, love, and mystery and I’m captivated.

THE BANE CHRONICLES by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson: I love all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books. This is a book of short stories surrounding my favorite character, the warlock Magnus Bane. I’m not even sure why it’s taken me this long to read.

So, dear reader, there’s my list. Let me know what books have your attention for the summer! I’m always looking for reasons to add to the mountain.


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Amy Reichert

Amy E. Reichert is the author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE (Simon & Schuster/Gallery, July 21 2015), about food, love, and second chances, and where serendipity comes in the form of a delicious coconut cake. Find out more at

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