I just finished a new summer read by Sara Rath called The Waters of Star Lake. If you love spending your summer at a lake surrounded by tall pines and birches resting in a cabin you will relate to her story telling.
Regardless where you step out of your shoes and the requisite garden chair resides, turning a few pages of a good summer book is time well spent.
What exactly are summer reads? Beyond it being easy to hold, unless you have a Kindle of course, a summer read is short, perhaps 200 – 300 pages. You know a book that could be finished during the average vacation.
So, other than the requisite garden book, here are my suggested summer reads:
Print the Legend – I discovered Craig McDonald this year and he has many books, but this is my favorite.
The Kitchen Boy – by Robert Alexander is only 229 pages but still a Russian story.
Books by Agatha Christie – two of my favorites are Five Little Pigs and Sad Cypress.
A few more English stores – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
A little longer read but manageable – Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.
So back to that cabin, whether it is near the up north I love or your beloved garden; here is a list of books that take place in my native Wisconsin. And just one more, a new self-published book by M. J. Williams called On the Road to Death’s Door.