WARNING: today's episode might make you long for a warm sandy beach, a cozy cabin, or a French villa... wherever your heart longs to vacation, that's where you'll want to be. That's right, we're talking SUMMER READING today with the help of my friend Melissa Klassen! Melissa makes the magic happen behind the scenes for WSIRN and Modern Mrs Darcy, and is one of my favorite people to chat with about books.
In this episode, we discuss what’s so great about summer reading — no matter which hemisphere you’re in. We talk about summer’s big releases, the ones getting all the love from publishers and critics. We’re covering the summer books we’ve already read and loved, and the books coming out later this Summer that we're eagerly awaiting. I also give you a peek behind the scenes of the SIXTH annual Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading guide, coming out May 17, and share a few of my favorite titles you’ll find there.
Feels like May 17th is just too far away? Tide yourself over with some throwback reading guides from the past 3 years of Modern Mrs. Darcy:
Books mentioned in this episode:
• Author Jane Austen
• The Story of a Brief Marriage, by Anuk Arudpragasam
• This is How it Always Is, by Laurie Frankel
• A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
• Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
• Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer
• You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott
• Into The Water, by Paula Hawkins
• The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
• The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
• The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion
• The Best of Adam Sharp, by Graeme Simsion
• Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami
• What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
• 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
• Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
• My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout
• The Address, by Fiona Davis
• The Dollhouse, by Fiona Davis
• The Dry, by Jane Harper
• Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, by Dani Shapiro
• I Found You, by Lisa Jewell
• The Fall of Lisa Bellow, by Susan Perabo
• He Said/She Said, by Erin Kelly
• How To Eat A Cupcake, by Meg Donohue
• All The Summer Girls, by Meg Donohue
• Every Wild Heart, by Meg Donohue
• Where The Light Falls, by Allison Pataki
• The Accidental Empress, by Allison Pataki
• The Traitor’s Wife, by Allison Pataki
• The Knockoff, by Lucy Sykes
• Fitness Junkie, by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
• Glass Houses, by Louise Penny
• The Brothers K, by David James Duncan
• Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
• Author Rosamund Pilcher
• The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
• Olive Kitteredge, by Elizabeth Strout
• Author Jamaica Kincaid
• Author Kristin Hannah
• Author Joshilyn Jackson
• When We were Worthy, Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
• Lie To Me, by J.T. Ellison
• Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, by Lisa Damour
• Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken
• Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School Age Children, by Ray, PH.D. Burke, Bridget, & MS Barnes
• Hum If You Don’t Know The Words, by Bianca Marais
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What are your summer reading plans? Let us know in the comments!