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Summer Reading

Something for every reader in your family

Nothing says summer like a day at the beach with a tote full of books. Check out the picks I shared on Boston's Fox Morning News for great escapes through reading. The list has something for everyone in your family.

 

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The Forever Marriage by Ann Bauer
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
Against Wind and Tide by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long & David Shannon
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

There are so many great titles out this time of year, I had trouble narrowing the list down to ten.

For more reading pleasure, check out the following selections. And feel free to share your favorites in the comments section.

MORE OF LYNNE’S SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS

FICTION:
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

NONFICTION:
The Receptionist by Janet Groth
I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag by Jennifer Gilbert
Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach

NOW IN PAPERBACK:
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

FOR YOUNG READERS:
Deadend at Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Lynne Griffin is the author of the family novels Sea Escape and Life Without Summer and the parenting guide Negotiation Generation. You can find her online here: www.LynneGriffin.com, and at www.twitter.com/Lynne_Griffin and at www.facebook.com/LynneGriffin.

Lynne Griffin, R.N., M.Ed.researches family life and is a novelist.

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