Summer Reading

Summer is almost over, but your stack of books to read probably isn’t anywhere close to finished. If you aren’t done collecting the summer’s hottest reads, add these to your stack.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By J.K. Rowling
If you don’t have this one yet, you’re a bit behind the times. This is the final book in the Harry Potter series. Finally we’ll know who lives and dies. Actually the rest of us already know, but we won’t spoil it for you.

The Diana Chronicles
By Tina Brown
Tina Brown has some serious gossip and investigative credentials as the editor of various magazines, but she spent two years gathering information and stories about the young Princess Diana. Now her book pulls all the rumors, gossip and truth together to tell the story of a doomed marriage and a successful, if too short, life.

The Other Mother
By Gwendolen Gross
A story particularly relevant for today, yet well told from both sides, this book takes us through the emotions of two women – one who quit her job to stay with her children, and the other who is agonizing about returning to her high gloss career after having a baby. Both think the other is wrongly judging them and the internal dialogue is classic yet poignant.

Tin Roof Blowdown
By James Lee Burke
Two young black men were killed in New Orleans after Katrina and the fictional detective Dave Robicheaux is working to find the truth. A complex plot and more than a few twists and turns make this a terrific installment in Burke’s series of mystery and crime books.

Practically Perfect in Every Way
By Jennifer Niesslein
With so many experts out there telling us how to run our lives, Jennifer Niesslein actually decided to let them. She turned her finances, marriage and family over to the advice of popular experts with hilarious and puzzling results. Some works, some doesn’t – but it’s all true.

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