‘Tis the season to make time for books! Yes, you read that correctly. No more excuses. The sun is out. The weather is warm. It is Memorial Day weekend. Set up your hammock, put your cellphone away and pick up one of these books for the best reading experience of the year.
1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As the winner of the Pulitzer Prize from the highly acclaimed and multiple award-winning author, Anthony Doerr, this book tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross in occupied France while both try to endure the destruction of World War II.
2. Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
This long-awaited novel brings back Dooley Kavanagh, from At Home in Mitford! For those of you who are unfamiliar with his character, Kavanagh is a freckle-faced boy who is almost always barefoot and in overalls (a simple guy, in other words). He graduates from veterinary school and opens his own animal clinic, but that means that he and Lace Harper, his soul mate, have a limited budget to spend on their wedding. Therefore, the plan is to cut down on costs by hosting a potluck instead of catering food for the wedding. And that should be fun, right?!
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This book will leave you hanging on the edge of your hammock as you try resisting its pages but miserably failing to do so. Hawkins’ addictive novel is about Rachel Watson, a psychologically challenged woman, who spent the last few years obsessing over her husband because he had left her for another woman. Now she is on a train, watching another couple living what she believes to be “the perfect life.” But it is shocking when a sudden change in events takes place, and Rachel is the never the same woman again.
So now you have it. The perfect short summer reading list. So off you go to the nearest bookstore (or electronic book app), with confidence that these books will entertain.