Third Annual Summer Vacation Reading Recommendations!

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I figured this would be a great place to list all of the books that I read from 2013 to the present, I have broken these into multiple posts six months apart, and I’ve discovered that I read an average of 35 books a year. About 3 per week followed with a week off without any reading, digestion, and reflection period, if you will. 

 Here are the third annual summer vacation reading recommendations. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of fiction with a splash of memoir and poetry and a little about the history of Portsmouth, NH.

It’s always a little more fun to read something when you’ve met the author or have some familiarity with them. I’ve been a long time fan of  Charles McMahon via his Twitter feed and reporting for our local newspapers, so when history is not normally my favorite subject, I knew anything chuck wrote would be far from dull, and I was right. Please pick up a copy now, before they all sell out of Legendary Locals, you won’t be sorry! 

Without further ado, in order of oldest to most recently read:

The Poet’s Tale; Lady Wentworth edited by Tammi J. Truax

Binary Star by Sarah Gerard

The Fisherman’s Son by Chris Malloy

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The All-Girls Filling Station by Fannie Flagg

The Veldt by Ray Bradbury

The Next Hunger by Kimberly Green

After Everything Burns by Ryk McIntyre

Beneath the Wool by Ryan McLellan

The Wild, Invasive Light by Ryan McLellan

Portsmouth Women edited by Laura Pope

Legendary Locals of Portsmouth by Charles McMahon

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