Fourth Annual Summer Vacation Reading Recommendations.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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. If you pair this with my another blog, Diary of a D.I.Y. MFA, then you may understand a bit more about why I’ve picked the books I’ve picked to read. 

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


The Penny Poet of Portsmouth
 by Katherine Towler

One of Us is Lost by Robert Dunn

The Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King

Stationary Bike by Stephen King

Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

Rewired by Erica Spiegelman

A Place Called Self by Stephanie Brown

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away by Stephen King

Autopsy Room Four by Stephen King

In the Tall Grass by Stephen King

UR by Stephen King

M Train by Patti Smith

Blackout by Sarah Hepola

Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami

One in A Million Boy by Monica Wood

Portsmouth and Star Island Poems by John-Michael Albert

You Were That White Bird by Shelley Girdner

We Took To The Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich

Dances with Light by Kate Leigh

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